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In 1933 Frédéric Boissonnas (1858-1946) embarked on a photographic expedition to Sinai, following the route of the Israelites as recorded in the book of Exodus and photographing the traditional biblical sites that he encountered on his journey. The photographer’s interest in the wanderings of the Israelites dated from an earlier trip to Egypt in 1929. Boissonnas prepared for his second journey by doing extensive research on Sinai in the Geneva public library, where he consulted books on archaeology, Biblical scholarship and literature, as well as early travel books. His project was at once quasi-scientific, cultural and very personal, the culmination of a lifetime’s study of Greek civilization and the Mediterranean.
|Type of Research:||Book|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Boissonnas, Photography, Sinai,|
|Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:||musee de l'art chretien|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Research Centres/Networks > LIGATUS Research Centre|
Research Centres/Networks > Transnational Art Identity and Nation (TrAIN)
|Copyright Holders:||St Catherine Foundation|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||Professor Oriana Baddeley|
|Deposited On:||05 Sep 2012 14:20|
|Last Modified:||24 May 2013 18:10|
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- Fred Boissonnas: The Sinai Expeditions 1929-1933. (deposited 20 Jun 2011 15:03)
- Fred Boissonnas: The Sinai Expeditions 1929-1933. (deposited 05 Sep 2012 14:20) [Currently Displayed]