Photographs from the Ottoman Empire: Bernardino Nogara and the mines of the Near East (1900–1915)

Serena Berno and Roberto Cassanelli

Rs. 2,753.00
Out of stock In stock
Size Guide


The third volume of the series of Photographic Albums of the Intesa Sanpaolo Historical Archives is devoted to a striking and previously unpublished collection of photographs linked to the history of the Banca Commerciale Italiana (COMIT), a credit institution that set up the Società Commerciale d’Oriente (COMOR) in Geneva in 1907, together with a group of Venetian entrepreneurs led by Giuseppe Volpi. Their aim was to promote the financing of plants and infrastructure such as railways, mines, electric power stations and shipping companies in the Near East.

COMOR moved its headquarters to Milan in 1912 but it had various offices it could count on in the Mediterranean basin, including an office in Istanbul, then Constantinople, managed by engineer Bernardino Nogara, a fiduciary of COMIT in the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, and a prominent figure in the history of the 20th century.

The photographic narrative begins in the Ottoman Empire of the early 20th century, and ends with the outbreak of the First World War. It is centred around the Nogara family, who followed the head of the family to Constantinople. All the photos published in this book come from the Bernardino Nogara Private Archives, a photographic collection with a value that extends far beyond an interest in the history of the bank. It is a revisiting of subjects that have until now mainly been known and studied only through the official photographs circulated by the Empire to show the West the modernity of Ottoman society. Intesa Sanpaolo has decided to exploit this remarkable visual heritage and make it available to everyone through the bank’s Culture and Historical Archives Project.
Skira Editore
Page Extent
Weight (kg)
Height (in)
Width (in)
Photography , Photography History & Themes
Published Date
28 / 10 / 2021

Trending Now

Best Seller

Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography

Nathalie Herschdorfer and Lada Umstätter
Rs. 3,523.00
Best Seller

Marvel Classic Black Light Collectible Poster Portfolio

Marvel Entertainment
Rs. 8,258.00

The Anatomy of Fashion : Why We Dress the Way We Do

Colin McDowell
Rs. 6,600.00
Best Seller

Diary of Frida Kahlo

Carlos Fuentes
Rs. 2,753.00
Best Seller

The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook

Pushpesh Pant
Rs. 2,495.00
Best Seller

Louis Vuitton

Pierre Leonforte and Eric Pujalet-Plaa
Rs. 12,111.00
Best Seller

BYWAYS. Photographs by Roger A Deakins

Roger Deakins
Rs. 4,955.00

Paul Smith

Rs. 5,499.00
Best Seller

The Family Meal, Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià 

Rs. 3,297.00
Best Seller

Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect in Tokyo

Kengo Kuma
Rs. 1,982.00
Best Seller

Chanel Eternal Instant

Nicholas Foulkes
Rs. 7,157.00
Best Seller

G: Forever Green

Carlos Mota
Rs. 7,707.00
Best Seller

An Unknown Treasure in Rajasthan: The Bundi Wall-Paintings

Milo C. Beach and Hilde Lauwaert
Rs. 2,995.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Bugs

Yuval Zommer and Barbara Taylor
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Birds

Yuval Zommer and Barbara Taylor
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

Dior Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Alexander Fury and Adélia Sabatini
Rs. 6,606.00
Best Seller

The Monocle Book of Entrepreneurs: How to run your own business and find a better quality of life

Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck
Rs. 3,854.00
Best Seller

Mind Your Manners

Nicola Edwards, Feronia Parker-Thomas
Rs. 770.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Blooms

Yuval Zommer
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India

Margaret MacMillan
Rs. 795.00

Recently Viewed Products

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Ok, got it