Harris, D. & Van Slyke, L: OF BATTLE AND BEAUTY. Felice Beato's Photographs of China. Santa Barbara, 1999. 185 pp. 85 colour plates, 62 b/w reference illustrations. Bibliography, index. 29x28 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum, this is the prime photographic record of the Franco-British Expedition to China in 1860 which led to the burning of the Yuanmingyuan. The photographs take us from Hong Kong to the Tianjin area (the Pehtang and Taku Forts), onwards to Peking and then to Canton. One of the earliest photographic records of China and an important historical resource, these are 85 truly remarkable images taken by Felice Beato who accompanied the expedition. Out-of-print.
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Was item 291 in printed List 194.
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