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Delhi, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri
By Martin Hurlimann
With 127 pictures in monochrome and 14 colour paltes
Published by Thames and Hudson, London - 1965
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Martin HÃ¼rlimann (12 November 1897 in ZÃ¼rich â€“ 4 March 1984 in ZÃ¼rich) was a Swiss publisher, better known in the English speaking world as a photographer.
Following successful completion, at Frauenfeld, of his school career, HÃ¼rlimann went on to study History, German literature and Philosophy at ZÃ¼rich, Leipzig and Berlin universities. His doctoral thesis, submitted and accepted in 1924, was entitled Die AufklÃ¤rung in ZÃ¼rich. Die Entwicklung des ZÃ¼rcher Protestantismus im 18. Jahrhundert.
In 1929 HÃ¼rlimann founded the newspaper "Atlantis", based in Berlin and specialising in international travel and related themes. In 1930 he founded "Atlantis Verlag", a publishing house, taking over from Ernest Wasmuth publication of the "Orbis Terrarum" series of books. In 1933 he married Bettina Kiepenheuer, the oldest daughter of Gustav Kiepenheuer, another publisher. In 1936 he founded a ZÃ¼rich branch of "Atlantis Verlag", and by 1939, with the outbreak of war, had relocated his head office to ZÃ¼rich, while retaining German branch across the border at Freiburg im Breisgau.
His wife and co-publisher Bettina Hurlimann, is the author of Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe, published 1967.They lived in Uerikon, Switzerland.
His photographic work was published in a number of books. Western European cities were a common theme, but he also photographed Ceylon and Southeast Asia.
In the 1930 English edition of his book Burma, Ceylon, Indo-China, HÃ¼rlimann wrote "My photographs were chiefly taken with a Sinclair Una camera, Zeiss lens, and Kodak films."