Falconer, John: 1860-1930 YINGGUO CANG ZHONGGUO LISHI ZHAOPIAN. Western Eyes: Historical Photographs of China in British Collections, 1860-1930. Beijing, 2008. 618 pp. Full page b/w photographs throughout. 1 foldout. 2 vols. 25x25 cm. Wrappers.
Large two-volume catalogue of a fascinating exhibition held at the National Library of China in Beijing showing hundreds of black-and-white photographs of China from 1860 to 1930 held in British collections. Starts with Felice Beato's photographs and moves chronologically through to photographs from Mennie's 'Pageant of Peking'. The exhibition is in sections, including important photographers such as Thomson and Miller and major events such as the Boxer Rebellion. Other interesting sections include 'Western Travellers in China 1870-1920' and 'Western Missionaries in China'. The exhibition shows many images by famous, little-known and unknown photographers and includes many previously unexhibited images. A good reference. Dual texts in Chinese and English. Now out-of-print and hard to find.
Out of stock, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 237 in printed List 194.
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