HANGPAI ZHONGGUO 1945: MEIGUO GUOJIA DANG'ANGUAN GUANCANG JINGXUAN. Aerial Photos of China 1945: Selected from Collections of the US Natural (National) Archives and Records Administration. Fuzhou, 2014. 207 pp. Full page b/w photographs throughout. 37x30 cm. Boards.
Large-format work showing black-and-white aerial photographs taken by US military aircraft in 1945 over Northern China. The large black-and-white photographs in this work allow full exploration of detail. The following cities are shown: Beijing (46 photographs), Dagu to Tianjin (11), Qingdao and Surrounding Areas (23), Shanghai (13), Other Areas (7). Whilst the whole work fascinates, it is the aerial photography of Beijing that is truly exceptional, showing the city in its original unspoilt but dilapidated state. Dual texts in Chinese and English. Hard to obtain but recommended.
Subjects: Photography Cities
Item 388 in List 204.
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