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Early Photography in Greece and the Mediterranean

Photographs of ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture from 19th- and early 20th-century photographers, presented with an overview, bibliography, and photographers' biographies.


He Akropole ton Athenon: Photographies, 1839–1959/ The Acropolis of Athens: Photographs 1839–1959/ L'Acropole d'Athènes: photographies, 1839–1959. Athens: Potamos, 2000. (Library Catalog Record)
Athens 1839–1900, a Photographic Record. Athens: Benaki Museum, 1985 and 2004. (Library Catalog Record)
Chevedden, Paul E. The Photographic Heritage of the Middle East: An Exhibition of Early Photographs of Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Greece & Iran, 1849–1893. Malibu, CA.: Undena Publications, 1981. (Library Catalog Record)
Edwards, Gary. "Photographs of Greece in the Musée d'Orsays Album of the Duc of Chartres." History of Photography, vol. 14, no. 2 (April–June 1990): 165–179. (Library Catalog Record for the Journal)
Ehrenkrantz, Anne, ed. Poetic Localities: Photographs of Adirondacks, Cambridge, Crete, Italy, Athens/William J. Stillman. New York: Aperture, in association with the International Center of Photography, 1988. (Library Catalog Record)
Gavin, Carney E.S. The Image of the East: Nineteenth-Century Near Eastern Photographs by Bonfils: From the Collections of the Harvard Semitic Museum. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. (Library Catalog Record)
Das Land Der Griechen mit der Seele Suchen: Photographien des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. Cologne: Agfa Foto-Historama, 1990. (Library Catalog Record)
Lyons, Claire L., John K. Papadopoulos, Lindsey S. Stewart, and Andrew Szegedy-Maszak. Antiquity & Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005. (Library Catalog Record)
Photo Archive (Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities). This Present, Which is Still the Past: Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Classical Monuments. Santa Monica, CA: Photo Archive, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1988. (Library Catalog Record)
Ritter, Dorothea. Im Lichte des Helios: Griechenland in Fruehen Photographien aus der Sammlung Siegert. Heidelberg: Umschau/Braus, 1999. (Library Catalog Record)
Robertson, James. Photographies tou James Robertson: "Athena kai Hellenikes archaiotetes," 1853–1854, apo to photographiko archeio tou Mouseiou Benake/Photographs by James Robertson: "Athens and Grecian antiquities," 1853–1854, from the photographic archive of the Benaki Museum. Athens: Mouseio Benake, 1998. (Library Catalog Record)
Szegedy-Maszak, Andrew. "Athenian Democracy Idealized: Nineteenth-Century Photography in Athens," in The Birth of Democracy, ed. Josiah Ober and Charles W. Hedrick, pp. 168–177. Athens: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1993. (Library Catalog Record)
Szegedy-Maszak, Andrew, ed. "Felix Bonfils in Athens," special edition of History of Photography vol. 25, no. 1 (spring 2001). (Library Catalog Record for the Journal)
Through Romantic Eyes: European Images of Nineteenth-Century Greece from the Benaki Museum, Athens. Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1991. (Library Catalog Record)
Tomlinson, R. A. The Athens of Alma Tadema. Wolfeboro Falls, NH: A. Sutton, 1991. (Library Catalog Record)
Tsigakou, Fani-Maria. The Rediscovery of Greece: Travellers and Painters of the Romantic Era. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Caratzas Brothers, 1981. (Library Catalog Record)
Travlos, John. Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens. New York: Hacker Art Books, 1980. (Library Catalog Record)
Xanthakis, Alkis. History of Greek Photography 1839–1960. Athens: Hellenic Literary and Historical Archives Society, 1988. (Library Catalog Record)
Yiakoumis, Haris. La Grèce: voyage photographique et littéraire au XIXe siècle. Athens: Editions Bastas-Plessas, 1998. (Library Catalog Record)