Exotic Postcards: The Lure of Distant Lands

Exotic Postcards The Lure of Distant Lands Haunting postcard images of the non Western world from a century ago The antique postcards depicted here were acquired in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Western tourists business peo

  • Title: Exotic Postcards: The Lure of Distant Lands
  • Author: Alan Beukers Paul Theroux
  • ISBN: 9780500543368
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Haunting postcard images of the non Western world from a century ago The antique postcards depicted here were acquired in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Western tourists, business people, traders, and colonialists The circumstances in which the cards were sent, and the details of those who sent them, are largely lost Yet the audience for collecting themHaunting postcard images of the non Western world from a century ago The antique postcards depicted here were acquired in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Western tourists, business people, traders, and colonialists The circumstances in which the cards were sent, and the details of those who sent them, are largely lost Yet the audience for collecting them has enjoyed a spectacular growth in recent years and includes not only those with the collecting instinct or the desire to travel but also artists, photographic historians, fashion and jewelry specialists, and designers everywhere Once it was believed that by taking someone s portrait you stole that person s soul Here, the human subjects have a powerful presence because they express a deep seated connection with the land and customs that gave them their identities Their stories are implicit in their eyes, their costumes, and their postures Reproduced with complete fidelity, these postcards take us on a magical journey across the world in five travelogues, depicting Asia, the Arab Lands, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania The book is introduced by one of the greatest and most successful travel writers of our time 200 color illustrations.

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