The Massachusetts-born Haynes was a master of archaeological photography in the Middle East and Turkey in the late C19th. His prolonged stay was made possible by the sponsership of the American Institute of Archaeology, who first sent him to photograph the excavations at Assos in 1881 and continued to support him. Such photographic training as he had was a brief stint with William James Stillman while the latter was documenting the Acropolis in Athens. Haynes’s work shows a sensitivity to landscape and composition which may have been influenced by Stillman’s earlier background as a landscape painter and protégé of Ruskin.
This volume includes sites at Ankara, Boğazköy,the rock-cut settlements of Cappadocia (the ‘fairy chimneys’), Sultan Han, and Constantinople.
The sequel to Ousterhout’s wonderful ‘John Henry Haynes’ of 2011, republished to coincide with this and also available from Sandoe’s.
Haynes was the photographer with the Wolfe Expedition which, on their return from Mesopotomia, spent five days at the oasis site of Palmyra, once home to the legendary Queen Zenobia. Hayne’s hundred-odd photographs of the site are an invaluable and stunning record, and in great part never published before.
We are delighted to have been asked to stock the special edition of Charles Saumarez Smith’s wonderful ‘East London’, a fascinating book that grew out of his long-standing perambulatory blog. The production is of a high quality, overseen by Harry Pearce of Pentagram. The special edition, limited to 100 copies, is quarter bound in dark grey cloth with lighter grey boards, with rounded corners and reversed-out blocking for Charles’s name. A fold-out map is attached to the interior back cover.