Nostalgias of Malta

Nostalgias of Malta

And when , after the end of World War Two , Fürst encountered difficulties in returning to Malta , Lord Louis intervened firmly in his favour with an ' order ' to the imperial authorities to refrain from any further obstruction at once ...

Author: Giovanni Bonello

Publisher: Midsea Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131722444

Category: Malta

Page: 250

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Malta has all but forgotten Geo Fuerst, the great photographer of the 1930s; his name and his work remain familiar only to keen antique postcard collectors, and to those Melitensia lovers who treasure his three pre-war books, all quite difficult to come by and one exceedingly scarce. In 2002, the London-based Malta Study Circle printed a catalogue of Fuerst's Maltese postcards; concurrently, the author published a brief biography. The intention of this publication is to present a historical register of a fast-disappearing Malta, as frozen on film by a sensitive psychoanalyst of the national spirit during the inter-war years. It contains over 200 photos of 1930s, Malta many of which are published here for the first time.
Categories: Malta

Nostalgias of Malta

Nostalgias of Malta

This is the fourth in the series of Nostalgias volumes by Giovanni Bonello in which he lays before the reader handsome sets of photographs taken by artists, mainly Maltese, who recorded the appearance of the landscapes and seascapes of the ...

Author: Giovanni Bonello

Publisher: Midsea Books

ISBN: 9993272582

Category: History

Page: 204

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This is the fourth in the series of Nostalgias volumes by Giovanni Bonello in which he lays before the reader handsome sets of photographs taken by artists, mainly Maltese, who recorded the appearance of the landscapes and seascapes of the Maltese Islands and, to a smaller extent, that of the people who inhabited them in the late nineteenth century and in the first half of the last century. Handsomely bound and elegantly designed like its predecessors, Nostalgias of Malta - Images by Horatio Agius~ from the 1860s to the 1900s , should sit proudly on a bookshelf or on a coffee table, whilst being pleasantly useful as a work of reference, or as one of those books through which it is pleasant just to leaf idly. ~ ~ As usual, Giovanni Bonello has not just made a careful choice of those photographs from Horatio Agius's studio to include, but has also made sure that those of them to whom time has been unkind have been professionally doctored. He has also provided one of his very readable and carefully researched introductions to Agius as an artist and as a man. In fact, the early part of the introduction will remind readers of Bonello's numerous articles about people - Maltese, Knights of St John and Britons - whose lives were noted for irregularities in social mores, as he reveals that Agius was born in 1844 out of wedlock to a married woman, and a father who was to recognise him when Horatio was twenty-six years old. ~ The boy did not receive a regular schooling, it seems, but he managed to learn a photographer's technical skill, and over the years made some good money out of photography. He tried his best to achieve social acceptance by acquiring immovable property, marrying as the second of his two wives a woman from a good middle-class family, and finally by buying himself a dubious Neapolitan knighthood, following which he styled himself Chev Horatio Agius. He died in 1910. ~ His many photographs, many of which are remarkable for their sharpness, provide a fine record of Valletta, its harbours, and of Cottonera in the last few decades of Queen Victoria's reign. The captions used for the original prints have been retained, leading to hilarious phrases such as "French Chapee~ [for Chapel]" or "Colidor of the Armoury". The greatest novelty is the series of figures in lay or religious garb - cotton spinner, chorister, peasant, Capuchin Father, etc. A photograph showing "The Boys of HMS Garnet" - naval ratings wearing the large straw hats still worn as part of the summer uniform in Victorian times - should become a favourite especially with English readers.
Categories: History

Nostalgias of Malta

Nostalgias of Malta

Author: Giovanni Bonello

Publisher:

ISBN: 9993273570

Category: Malta

Page: 224

View: 615

Categories: Malta

Nostalgias of Malta

Nostalgias of Malta

Malta has all but forgotten Geo Fuerst, the great photographer of the 1930s; his name and his work remain familiar only to keen antique postcard collectors, and to those Melitensia lovers who treasure his three pre-war books, all quite ...

Author: Giovanni Bonello

Publisher: Midsea Books

ISBN: 9993271136

Category: Malta

Page: 0

View: 564

Malta has all but forgotten Geo Fuerst, the great photographer of the 1930s; his name and his work remain familiar only to keen antique postcard collectors, and to those Melitensia lovers who treasure his three pre-war books, all quite difficult to come by and one exceedingly scarce. In 2002, the London-based Malta Study Circle printed a catalogue of Fuerst's Maltese postcards; concurrently, the author published a brief biography. The intention of this publication is to present a historical register of a fast-disappearing Malta, as frozen on film by a sensitive psychoanalyst of the national spirit during the inter-war years. It contains over 200 photos of 1930s, Malta many of which are published here for the first time.
Categories: Malta

Historical Dictionary of Malta

Historical Dictionary of Malta

Nostalgias of Malta: Images by Geo Furst from the 1930s. Valletta, Malta: Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, 2006. Grima, Reuben, and Enrico Formica. The Museums of Malta 360◦. Sliema, Malta: Miranda, 2006. Mattei, Emma, and Jon Banthorpe, ...

Author: Uwe Jens Rudolf

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538119181

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 302

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Malta contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Categories: History

Carnival and Power

Carnival and Power

Description of Malta and Gozo. Malta: Melitensia Editions, Valletta Publishing Ltd. Bakhtin, Mikhail. 1984 [1968]. Rabelais and His World. Translated by Helen Iswolsky ... Nostalgias of Malta. Images by Alfred Vella Gera from 1920–1964.

Author: Vicki Ann Cremona

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319706566

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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This book shows how Carnival under British colonial rule became a locus of resistance as well as an exercise and affirmation of power. Carnival is both a space of theatricality and a site of politics, where the playful, participatory aspects are appropriated by countervailing forces seeking to influence, control, channel or redirect power. Focusing specifically on the Maltese islands, a tiny European archipelago situated at the heart of the Mediterranean, this work links the contrast between play and power to other Carnival realities across the world. It examines the question of power and identity in relation to different social classes and environments of Carnival play, from streets to ballrooms. It looks at satire and censorship, unbridled gaiety and controlled celebration. It describes the ways Carnival was appropriated as a power channel both by the British and their Maltese subjects, and ultimately how it was manipulated in the struggle for Malta’s independence.
Categories: Performing Arts

Nostalgias of Gozo

Nostalgias of Gozo

This book, the second in the 'Nostalgias' series, includes over two hundred photos of Gozo taken between the 1880s and the 1930s, divided into four chapters: The Islands, People, Events and Gozo Boats.

Author: Giovanni Bonello

Publisher: Nostalgias of Malta

ISBN: 9993271608

Category: Gozo Island (Malta)

Page: 248

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Gozo is more meagerly represented than Malta in pre-war photography. This is due most prominently to the fact that British troops had far less of a presence in Gozo. The bulk of early photography survives in the form of postcards which, before the tourist boom of the sixties, appealed almost exclusively to servicemen. This does not mean that old photographs of Gozo cannot be found today, as this book seeks to demonstrate. It does, mean, however, that photographs of pre-war Gozo are difficult to come by. Gozo postcard publishing took place in a sort of 'closed-shop' environment, with only Gozitans placing their wares on the Gozo market. The few and sporadic Gozo cards marketed by non-Gozitans (Maltese or foreigners) formed part of larger print runs of Maltese views, the majority of those featuring Gozo depicted the fishing boats, tal-latini, and little else. This book, the second in the 'Nostalgias' series, includes over two hundred photos of Gozo taken between the 1880s and the 1930s, divided into four chapters: The Islands, People, Events and Gozo Boats.
Categories: Gozo Island (Malta)

The Economy of Modern Malta

The Economy of Modern Malta

Caruana Galizia, P., Strategic Colonies and Economic Development: Real Wages in Cyprus, Gibraltar, and Malta, 1836–1913, ... Bonello, G., Maltese Nostalgias for the Order under British Rule, The Sunday Times of Malta, 30 June 2013.

Author: Paul Caruana Galizia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137565983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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This book provides the first wide-ranging account of the Maltese economy in the modern era, from colonialism to European Union membership. It sets arguments about growth and development, and the impact and legacy of colonization, against detailed histories of agriculture, manufacturing and trade, and different economic policy regimes. It is based on volumes of newly collected archival evidence and the latest thinking in economic history. By extending coverage up to the present, the book explains how one of the world's smallest nation-states achieved lasting economic development, quintupling its per capita income level since 1970, when many other postcolonial and advanced economies stagnated.
Categories: Business & Economics

Intimations of Nostalgia

Intimations of Nostalgia

Sant Cassia , Paul ( 2000 ) 'Exoticizing Discoveries and Extraordinary Experiences: “Traditional” Music, Modernity, and Nostalgia in Malta and Other Mediterranean Societies'. Ethnomusicology , 44: 281–301.

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529214765

Category: History

Page: 262

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This volume investigates the relationship between nostalgia and contemporary social issues. From history and political theory to marketing and media, each chapter discusses the way nostalgia has been presented within a specific disciplinary context and shows how nostalgia as a topic of research has evolved over time.
Categories: History

Music Nostalgia and Memory

Music  Nostalgia and Memory

Nostalgia and Its Discontents. The Hedgehog Review, 9(2), 7–18. Cassia, P. S. (2000). Exoticizing Discoveries and Extraordinary Experiences: “Traditional” Music, Modernity, and Nostalgia in Malta and Other Mediterranean Societies.

Author: Sandra Garrido

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030025564

Category: Music

Page: 282

View: 677

How are our personal soundtracks of life devised? What makes some pieces of music more meaningful to us than others? This book explores the role of memory, both personal and cultural, in imbuing music with the power to move us. Focusing on the relationship between music and key life moments from birth to death, the text takes a cross-disciplinary approach, combining perspectives from a ‘history of emotions’ with modern day psychology, empirical surveys of modern-day listeners and analysis of musical works. The book traces the trajectory of emotional response to music over the past 500 years, illuminating the interaction between personal, historical and contextual variables that influence our hard-wired emotional responses to music, and the key role of memory and nostalgia in the mechanisms of emotional response.
Categories: Music