New Book | Discovering Dalmatia

Posted in books by Editor on December 1, 2020

From Bookshop Dominović:

Katrina O’Loughlin, Ana Šverko and Elke Katharina Wittich, eds., Discovering Dalmatia: Dalmatia in Travelogues, Images, and Photographs (Zagreb: The Institute of Art History, 2019), 382 pages, ISBN: 978-9537875466, 180KN / £22.

This book is the second to emerge from the conferences organised as a part of the Croatian Institute of Art History research project Dalmatia as a Destination of the European Grand Tour in the Eighteenth and the Nineteenth Century (Grand Tour Dalmatia), a project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation. Although this three-year project, which began in 2014, has officially concluded, this wonderful scholarly journey through histories of travellers’ perceptions of Dalmatia only continues—through the organisation of annual conferences under the collective title of Discovering Dalmatia, and in the ongoing conversations and discoveries of our research community. Our first publication, in 2017, was dedicated to Diocletian’s Palace through the prism of Robert Adam’s book Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian in Spalatro in Dalmatia (London, 1764). In this volume we are pleased to present twelve essays which offer fragments for assembling a wider and richer picture of Dalmatia through maps, travelogues, images, and photographs from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries.



• Ana Sverko, Preface: A Collage of Fragments
• Elke Katharina Wittich, On Towns and People: Traditions of Describing and Depicting Dalmatia and South-Eastern Europe from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century
• Jean-Pierre Caillet, A French Humanist’s First Impressions of Istria and Dalmatia: The Account of a Voyage by Jacob Spon, 1678
• Colin Thom, ‘This Knotty Business’: The Making of Robert Adam’s Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian (1764), Revealed in the Adam Brothers’ Grand Tour Correspondence
• Cvijeta Pavlović, Correctio descriptionis: Lovrić vs. Fortis
• Magdalena Polczynska, Who is Observing and Who Describing?: Travels to the Slavic Lands by Aleksander Sapieha
• Nataša Ivanović, Framed Views of Dalmatia
• Irena Kraševac, Views of Dalmatian Cities and Architectural Monuments for the Publication The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in Words and Pictures – Volume Dalmatia
• Sanja Žaja Vrbica, Archduke Ludwig Salvator von Habsburg’s Travel Writing from the Region of Dubrovnik
• Hrvoje Gržina, Nineteenth-Century Dalmatia Inverted in the Camera: Photographic Glass Plate Negatives by Franz Thiard de Laforest
• Dragan Damjanović, Politics, Photography, and Architecture: The University of Vienna’s First Study Trip (Erste Wiener Universitätsreise) and Monuments on the Eastern Adriatic Coast
• Katrina O’Loughlin, Ana Šverko, Gertrude Bell’s Spring in Dalmatia, 1910
• Joško Belamarić, Ljerka Dulibić, Bernard Berenson’s Journey to Yugoslavia and along the Dalmatian Coast, 1936

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors

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