Bertholet, F.; Van der Aalsvoort, L. & Thiriez, R: AMONG THE CELESTIALS. China in Early Photographs. New Haven, 2014. 223 pp. Full page b/w plates throughout. 31x26 cm. Cloth.
Shows over 150 black-and-white images, many reproduced here for the first time and many enlarged to allow full appreciation of detail. The photographs date from the 1870s onwards through to the Republic period and show a wide variety of subject matter - landscapes, scenes of daily life and portraits of people both rich and poor. Includes work by famous photographers such as Thomson and Saunders together with material by unknown photographers. Fascinating.
Item 180 in List 203.
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