Images from the Endgame: Persia through a Russian Lens 1901–1914

By John Tchalenko

AED 135.00

Alexander Ivanovitch Iyas, officer in the Tsar’s Lithuanian Regiment, arrived in Persia in 1901. His photos offer a unique insight into the Great Game—the historical rivalry between Britain and Russia for the domination of Central Asia.
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About the Book:

Armed with a Kodak Panorm, which could take wide-angle images, Alexander Ivanovitch Iyas, an officer in the Tsar’s Lithuanian Regiment, was transferred to Soujbulak, near Persia’s western border with Turkey in 1912. Throughout his years in Persia he documented the places, people and events he encountered with some remarkable photographs, providing us today with a rare Russian point of view of the Great Game – the rivalry between Britain and Russia for the domination of Central Asia. A unique and hitherto unknown group of images has been uncovered for a region and a time for which no other comprehensive collection exists.

 

About the Author:

John Tchalenko travelled extensively in Iran as an earthquake geologist, where he first came across the traces of Alexander Iyas who he eventually discovered to be his great-uncle. Tchalenko is currently Reader in Drawing and Cognition at the University of the Arts, London.

 

Book Specifications:

Name: Images from the Endgame: Persia through a Russian Lens 1901-1914

ISBN: 978-0863567353

Publisher: Saqi Books

Author: John Tchalenko

Language: English

Price: AED 135

Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches

Cover: Paperback

Pages: 246