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Brush & shutter : early photography in China

Author: Jeffrey W Cody; Frances Terpak; J. Paul Getty Museum.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Getty Research Institute, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncovered here is a captivating visual history of China during photography's first century. Chinese export painters learned and adapted the medium of photography by grafting the new technology onto traditional artistic conventions - employing both brush and shutter. The essays in this volume shed light on the birth of a medium.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey W Cody; Frances Terpak; J. Paul Getty Museum.
ISBN: 9781606060544 1606060546
OCLC Number: 668986113
Notes: Accompanies an exhibition held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 8 Feb.-1 May 2011.
Description: xi, 196 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 x 29 cm
Contents: Introduction : Reading early photographs of China / Wu Hung --
The history of the camera obscura and early photography in China / Edwin K. Lai --
Through a foreign glass : the art and science of photography in Late Qing China / Jeffrey W. Cody, Frances Terpak --
Inventing a "Chinese" portrait style in early photography : the case of Milton Miller / Wu Hung --
Chinese as subject : photographic genres in the nineteenth century / Sarah E. Fraser --
Beyond the frame : the camera in Republican Shanghai and wartime Chongqing / Wen-hsin Yeh --
Plates --
List of objects in the exhibition / Shi Chen.
Other Titles: Brush and shutter
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey W. Cody and Frances Terpak.
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Photography was introduced to China in the 1840s through the West's engagement in the Opium Wars and the subsequent reforms of Chinese statesmen. This title offers an illustrated exploration of the  Read more...

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