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Among the celestials : China in early photographs

Author: Ferdinand M Bertholet; Lambert van der Aalsvoort; Régine Thiriez
Publisher: Brussels : Mercatorfonds, New Haven : Distributed outside Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg by Yale University Press [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. 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 Celestials assembles 250 fascinating images of China in the second half of the 19th century and first half of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ferdinand M Bertholet; Lambert van der Aalsvoort; Régine Thiriez
ISBN: 9780300196566 0300196563 9789462300224 9462300224
OCLC Number: 884238107
Notes: China through the lens / Régine Thiriez -- Imperial twilight -- Republican dawn.
Description: 223 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: China through the lens / Régine Thiriez --
Imperial twilight --
Republican dawn.
Responsibility: Ferry Bertholet & Lambert van der Aalsvoort ; Régine Thiriez.

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