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Among the Celestials: China in Early Photographs (Mercatorfonds)

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The flourishing of photography as a medium in the mid-19th century coincided with a rise in curiosity about China on the part of the Western world.and#160; As the number of foreigners living and traveling in China increased, early photographs of China were taken by and for an international audience. Among the Celestialsand#160;assembles 250 fascinating images of China in the second half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th, captured by the Western camera lens. The photographs portray the gritty side of the country as well as stunning views of palaces, temples, harbors, and gardens. This juxtaposition of the sordid and the serene provides a multidimensional picture of Chinaand#8217;s physical and social landscape before Mao Zedongand#8217;s ascent to power changed the country forever. The photographs, many published here for the first time, are both beautiful and moving, and together offer a new understanding of a social and cultural history associated with a time of significant historical change.and#160;

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With photographs ranging from the sordid to the serene, this publication provides a multidimensional picture of Chinaand#8217;s physical and social landscape before Mao Zedong changed the country forever.

About the Author

Ferry Bertholet is an artist, author, and collector. Lambert van der Aalsvoort is an historian, author, and collector. Rand#233;gine Thiriez is a researcher in 19th-century photography in China. and#160;

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9780300196566
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Bertholet, Ferdinand M.
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Mercatorfonds
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van der Aalsvoort, Lambert
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Thiriez, Rand#233
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 color illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11.75 x 10 in

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With photographs ranging from the sordid to the serene, this publication provides a multidimensional picture of Chinaand#8217;s physical and social landscape before Mao Zedong changed the country forever.

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