Picturesque Views: Mughal India In Nineteenth Century Photography
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
- Book Category: Arts and Photography
- Format: Hardcover
- Number of Pages: 128
Picturesque Views presents an exquisite selection of 80 masterpieces from the most important India art photography of the 19th century. Big names from the pioneering days of photography such as Felice Beato, Thomas Biggs, Samuel Bourne and John Murray are represented with extensive groups of works. In addition to the impressive positives, large-format waxed paper negatives that have been painstakingly reworked using gouache technology, as well as examples of the stereo recordings that were very popular in the 19th century, are shown. The architecture and the gardens of the Mughals were the focus of interest for European photographers. Impressive views of the Taj Mahal, the famous Mughal monuments in Agra and the surrounding area, shots from the Kashmir Valley, the former summer retreat of the Great Mughals, as well as fascinating and harrowing images of the city of Lucknow bring the reader close to the Mughal India of the 19th century in an impressive way .