Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
224 S. : überw. Ill.
This third volume in the popular series Nostalgias of Malta, deals with the photographic work of S.L. Cassar - dubbed an honour to the photographic art by the Revue Universelle - must command our attention. Revue Universelle listed S.L. Cassar as among the artists in photography who particularly distinguished themselves and his work as truly remarkable. Do these judgements stand the test of time? That is what this book seeks to find out. For a camera artist so widely known and respected during his lifetime, much remains unknown about the artist and his work. The author attempts to put together bits and pieces of his biography, relying on published and unpublished sources, and reflects that, after all, the work of Cassar that still asks to be researched outweighs by far what is already known. This volume includes over 200 unqiue photos from Malta dated between 1890 and 1930, depicting the long lost charms, characters and architecture of the island almost a century ago. The photos are classified into three parts: places, people, and events.