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Burton Holmes Travelogues: The Greatest Traveler of His Time, 1892-1952 (Photo Books) [Hardcover]

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Wanderlust: Burton Holmes, the father of the Travelogue All the delights of travel for those who stay at home. In a time before air travel or radio, on the brink of a revolution in photography and filmmaking, Burton Holmes (1870-1958) set upon a lifelong journey to bring the world home. From the grand boulevards of Paris to China's Great Wall, from the first modern Olympics in Athens to the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Holmes delighted in finding ?the beautiful way around the world? and made a career of sharing his stories, photographs, and films with audiences across America. As a young man, Holmes was mentored by John L. Stoddard, a pioneer of the U.S. travel lecture circuit, who passed on his well-established mantle when he retired. Holmes roamed the globe throughout the summer and traversed the United States all winter, transforming the staid lecture tradition into an entertaining show. He coined the term ?Travelogue? in 1904 to advertise his unique performance and thrilled audiences with two-hour sets of stories timed to projections of hand-painted glass-lantern slides and some of the first "moving pictures." Paris, Peking, Dehli, Dubrovnick, Moscow, Manila, Jakarta, Jerusalem: Burton Holmes was there. He visited every continent and nearly every country on the planet, shooting over 30,000 photographs and nearly 500,000 feet of film. This book represents the best of the Holmes archive, brimming with brilliant color photographs not published in decades. A rare window on the world of 100 years ago, Burton Holmes Travelogues will transport you to a time that has all but evaporated, and inspire you to strike out on a journey of your own. The author: In the 1960s, Genoa Caldwell wasthe New York-based photo researcher for the London Sunday Times, as well as photo editor for both Black Star and Magnum. While operating her own photo agency in Los Angeles in the 1970s, Caldwell was introduced to the work of Burton Holmes and became private archivist for the extensive and unique photographic collection. Caldwell has maintained the collection for over 30 years and has lectured and published on the life and work of Burton Holmes.

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Pages   366
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.28" Width: 10.55" Height: 1.5"
Weight:   6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2006
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822848158  
ISBN13  9783822848159  

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Truly 'the greatest traveler of his time'!  Mar 10, 2008
What an absolutely amazing book! The photos are simply stunning and painstakingly hand-coloured to bring them to life. The text is taken from Holmes' own writings which, in conjunction with the photos, gives us an insight into life back then all around the world. The things he saw and did are just staggering. This is a wonderful book that will be cherished for many years to come.
Beautiful book  Jan 14, 2008
My husband saw this book at another store for a little more money than I found it for on this site. So I bought it here. He loves it!
Do Not Buy This Book  Jan 9, 2008
I bought this book and found out much to my horror that part of the pages are upside down! It also contains hideous typos in major captions such as: RUSSIA: COLSSUS OF THE NORTH. Mistakes such as upside pages and unbelievable typos make one wonder about the value of the text since editing was obviously not an important part of production.
I tried to return this to this site but was told that since it was more than a month that I had it, they could NOT give me another book or a full refund on the cost of purchase.
As the saying goes, caveat emptor.
Delightful  Apr 9, 2007
This book is something you`d tresure and enjoy each time you go through its pages,high quality in every aspect.A book you`d love to browse and comment with your family and friends sipping a cup of tea.
A Treasure of History and Culture  Mar 7, 2007
The world has been spinning extraordinarily fast the past several decades and fewer and fewer have memories of what life was like in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Burton Holmes had a camera and a great desire to share his travel experiences through photos, film and lectures.
Today, they are ours again in this wonderful book that takes us back to times and places that we don't recognize today. He shares the humanity of the past with the humanity of the present and future generations to come.
His journey shows us how life hasn't changed and how drastically it has changed since these photos were taken.
For me, it's very special. I have made it a gift to my family members and to my child. I want it to be seen and read for generations to come.
It helps me get a grip on what's really important on this planet. Sharing without borders.

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