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Byron's Iran and Afghanistan

"Robert Byron (1905-1941), a noted British traveler and art critic, visited Iran and Afghanistan for ten months in 1933 and 1934 and published his observations in his popular travelogue, Road to Oxiana. Also a talented photographer, Byron thoroughly documented the buildings (many now altered or destroyed) about which he wrote. His photographs, therefore, comprise an invaluable resource for the study of Islamic architecture in their own right, and offer a rich visual companion to his writings. The ArchNet Digital Library now presents, courtesy of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, 359 digital copies of Byron''s original black and white photographs. Images in this special collection can be viewed together, or studied side by side with newer images of a given site or monument.

Publisher:  ArchNet Digital Library
Publication City:  Cambridge
Date:  2005