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A catalogue of Historic Photographs of China[Crow 1998]

A catalogue of Historic Photographs of China[Crow 1998]




China, oude fotografie

CROW, D.G., A catalogue of Historic Photographs of China, Hong Kong 1998. Soft cover 21 x 28 cm. 33 pag. with 75 photo's.

CONTENT:
Sales Catalogue with 75 lots.

PHOTOGRAPHERS:
  • Stillfried, von
  • Fisler, L.F.
  • Yamamoto, S.
  • Afong
  • Sze Yuen Ming
  • Saunders, W.
  • Most Unknown


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A Journey through Light and Shadow. Photographs of Macao

A Journey through Light and Shadow. Photographs of Macao




China, Macao,oude fotografie

GRACE LEI & CONNIE KONG & ROY SIT(eds.), A Journey through Light and Shadow. The invention of Photography and the earliest Photographs of Macao, China [1844-1906], Macao 2009. Hard cover 25 x 34 cm[oblong] 176 pag. met 92 full page photo's. 

CONTENT:
  • Introduction on the invention of photography and photographic processes
  • Essay by Régine Thiriez: Photography in Late Imperial China(5 pages)
PHOTOGRAPHERS:
  • Jules Itier
  • John Thomson
  • Robert Crisp Hurley
  • Agence Chusseau-Flaviens[Afong, Yamamoto Sanshichiro]
  • Thomas Child
  • Afong
  • Dr. Pethellaz
  • W.T. Floyd







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Album Macau 1844-1974

Album Macau 1844-1974




China, Macao, oude fotografie

BELTRAO COELHO, R. , ALBUM MACAO 1844-1974, Lissabon 1990 2e druk. Hardcover 37 x 27 cm.(groot oblong) 180 pag. met 151 zwart-wit foto's. Tekst in het Portugees, Engels en Chinees.

CONTENT:
  • Photographs are divided in three periods:
- 1844 - 1900[13 photographs]
- 1901 - 1949[100 photographs]
- 1950 - 1974[51 photographs


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Among the Celestials China in early photographs

Among the Celestials China in early photographs




Early photography China

BERTHOLET, F. & Van der AALSVOORT, L., Among the Celestials. China in early photographs, Brussel 10/2014(Mercatorfonds // ISBN 97894623000224). Hard cover 30,5 x 25, 5 cm. 223  pages[18 pages text, 200 pages with photographs. 


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Arts of Asia / Article and photographs by Hedda Morrison

Arts of Asia / Article and photographs by Hedda Morrison




early photography china

Arts of Asia May-June 1979. Pages 60-72. Article by Hedda Morrison: Photographer in old Peking.  With 31 photographs made around 1935-38


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Assignment Shanghai. Photographs on the eve of Revolution

Assignment Shanghai. Photographs on the eve of Revolution




China, oude fotografie

WAKEMAN, C. & LIGHT, K., Assignment Shanghai. Photographs on the eve of Revolution, Los Angelos 2003. Hardcover, 24 x 35 cm. 130 pag. met een honderdtal zwart-wit foto's van Jack Birns.

CONTENT:
Shipping out to China in December 1947 with three ten-year-old German cameras and a plum assignment from Life magazine, Jack Birns was fulfilling a boyhood dream. The reality was something else: refugees and prostitutes, soldiers and beggars, street executions and urban protests photographed in difficult and often dangerous circumstances amidst the poverty, corruption, and chaos of an expanding civil war. By then the ruling Nationalist Party had been battling the Communist threat for more than two decades, and Birns focused his camera on the human drama unfolding as war pressed ever closer to the country's financial, cultural, and commercial capital. His effort to show China's misery up close ran afoul of Time-Life publisher Henry R. Luce's fervent anti-communism, and for half a century many of these historic photographs lay unpublished in Time-Life's archives. Printed here for the first time, they offer a graphic vision of a great city, Shanghai, poised on the precipice of political revolution.
Seen through the lens of hindsight, Birns's photographs give us a sense not only of what China was like more than fifty years ago, but also of why the warfare, weariness, and desperation of the time proved such fertile soil for communist revolution. Today these everyday scenes of ordinary people-pedicab drivers, street vendors, bar girls, police, politicians, prisoners-tell a story of national resilience and dignity in the midst of enveloping poverty, repression, and fear


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Beijing Then and Now

Beijing Then and Now




China, oude fotografie

PAGE, B., Beijing Then and Now, Londen 2007. Hard cover [oblong] 25 x 29 cm. 144 pag. with 134 photographs.
"A match of historical photographs with contemporary photographs." 


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Brush and Shutter Early Photography in China

Brush and Shutter Early Photography in China




China, oude fotografie

CODY,J.W. & TERPAK, F, Brush and Shutter Early Photography in China, Los Angelos 2011. Hard cover 28 x 27 cm. 220 pag. with 136 photo's of which 61 in colour.

CONTENT:
Contemporary Chinese photography has received increasing attention both within China and beyond; however, the origin of photography in China is not fully understood.
Brush & Shutter: Early Photography in China takes its name from the way that the medium of photography was learned and readily adapted by Chinese export painters, who grafted this new technology onto traditional conventions. 
Before the invention of photography in 1839, images of China for export were painted in oil and gouache as well as on popular blue-and-white porcelain. Illustrating a limited repertoire of subjects-tea gardens, pagodas, and fanciful rural scenes-a stereotype of China emerged that was often repeated by photographers, who found a ready market among Western buyers. 
In this regard, photographers were following a tradition in the West-which blossomed in a European craze for chinoiserie during the 17th and 18th centuries-of reproducing stereotypical images about China on porcelain, wallpaper, furniture, and tapestries; however, photography in China also broke from that tradition of reproduction by capturing images that surprised viewers.

Main chapters:
  • Introduction [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. [Cody & Terpak]
  • Inventing “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-shih Yeh]



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China  A photohistory 1937-1987

China A photohistory 1937-1987




China, oude fotografie

JENNER, W.F., China  A photohistory 1937-1987, New York 1988. Hardcover 27 x 25 cm. 200 pag.met ca. 200 zwart-wit foto's. Gebruikt exemplaar. Wat gebruikssporen. Some slight wear, good copy

CONTENT:
Introduction by Jonathon D. Spence. With over 150 photographs taken from the files of Magnum, and many published for the first time. 

Work by
  • Arnold, E.
  • Barbey, B.
  • Burri, R.
  • Capa, R.
  • Cartier-Bresson, H.
  • Depardon, R.
  • Erwitt, E.
  • Franck, M.
  • Hamaya, H.
  • Hopker, Th.
  • Kubota, H.
  • Le Querec, G.
  • Manos, C. 
  • Morath, I.
  • Riboud, M.
  • Snow, H.
  • Zachmann, P.



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China 1890-1938: From the Warlords to World War

China 1890-1938: From the Warlords to World War




China, oude fotografie

HAN SUYIN,  China 1890-1938: From the Warlords to World War (A History in Documentary Photographs), Zug 1989. Hardcover  22 x 29,5 cm. 260 pag. met ca. 300 zwart-wit foto's. 

CONTENT:

Main chapters:
  • Immortal China
  • The Fall of the Empire
  • The Europeans in China
  • The Republic of 1911
  • The Warlords
  • The Compounds and the Fight
  • Against the Colonial Powers
  • The Governement of Chiang Kai-Shek
  • Second World War begins


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CHINA Caught in Time

CHINA Caught in Time




China, oude fotografie

NAUMKIN,V., CHINA Caught in Time, Reading 1995. Hardcover[without dust jacket], 22 x 27 cm. 160 pag.met 162 zwart-wit foto's. Oude foto's over China uit Russische bronnen
In 1874 an expedition set out overland from Saint Petersburg, to travel through China. Their route took them to the important cities of Peking and Shanghai as well as to unexplored interior regions, and culminated in a perilous return to Russia via part of the Silk Road on a route banned to foreigners. This was one of the first such expeditions involving a photographer. He had a formidable task - all the plates were made of glass, had to be developed immediately after exposure, and then be transported throughout the remainder of the trip. In all he took some 200 photographs, of extraordinary quality, over 160 of which are reproduced in this book. It is a fascinating record of China 120 years ago. This series presents selections of 19th century and very early 20th century photographs held in St Petersburg archives. The photographs are intriguing as early examples of the art, but also as a unique record of their times. The photographs in the series are taken from three main archives, all of which are members of the Russian Academy of Sciences: the Institute of Material Culture; the Institute of Oriental Studies and the Russian Geographical Society. 


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China Illustrated. Western views of the Middle Kingdom

China Illustrated. Western views of the Middle Kingdom




China, oude fotografie

HACKER,A., China Illustrated. Western views of the Middle Kingdom, Hong Kong 2004. Hardback, 23 x 31. 268  pag.met veel illustraties en foto's in kleur en zwart-wit. 

CONTENT:

Main chapters:
  • Introduction
  • East is East and West is West(1557-1860)
  • The empire of opportunity and the Treaty Ports(1860-1894)
  • The end of Empire and the New Republic(1894-1918)
  • Turbulence and Decadence(1919-1927)
  • Nationalistic China at Peace and War(1928-1941)


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China in Old Photographs 1860-1910

China in Old Photographs 1860-1910




China, oude fotografie

BEERS, B.F., China in Old Photographs 1860-1910, New York 1978. Hardcover, 21 x 28 cm. 160 pag. met ruim 160 foto's. Gebruikt exemplaar met stofomslag in redelijke conditie. Used copy, dust cover some tear and wear,   book content good.
"This extraordinary collection of antique photographs provides a rare view of life in nineteenth-century China and a unique and revealing portrayal of Chinese culture.All of the photographs in this book come from the collection of the Museum of the American China Trade in Milton, Massachusetts." 


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CHINA Photographs 1890s-1950s

CHINA Photographs 1890s-1950s




Early photography China

BASSENGE, CHINA Photographs 1890s-1950s, Berlin 2014. Sales catalogue June 4, 2014[auction 103]. Soft cover 26 x 20 cm. 71 pages with 70 lots. A nicely published catalogue with very interesting photographs and albums.


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China through the lens of John Thomson (1868-1872)

China through the lens of John Thomson (1868-1872)




China, oude fotografie

BETTY JAO, China through the lens of John Thomson (1868-1872), Bangkok 2009. Hard cover 31 x 31 cm. 168 pag. with 157 illustrations. Text in English and Chinese.

CONTENT:
John Thomson was born June 14th 1837, in Edinburgh, Scotland. After his schooling in the early 1850s he completed his photographic apprenticeship around 1858. 
Thomson first travelled to Asia in 1862 where he set up a professional photographic studio. The local culture and the people of Asia fascinated him, and in 1868 he made his second trip, this time settling in Hong Kong. Between 1868 and 1872, Thomson made extensive trips to Guangdong, Fujian, Beijing, China's northeast and down the Yangtse River, covering nearly 5000 miles. This catalogue is drawn from his time in these regions. These were the early days of photography when negatives were made on glass plates that had to be coated with emulsion before the exposure was made. A huge amount of cumbersome equipment had to be carried from place to place and with perseverance, great energy and stamina, Thomson managed to take a wide variety of images and themes, including landscapes, people, and architecture, domestic and street scenes. As a foreigner, his ability to gain access to photograph women is also remarkable. In China, Thomson excelled as a photographer in quality, depth and breadth, and in artistic sensibility. Thomson is the author of several books including:
  • The Antiquities of Cambodia (1867), 
  • Foochow and the River Min (1873), 
  • Illustrations of China and its people (1873), 
  • Street life in London (1878) 
  • Through China with a Camera (1898). 

In 1881 he was appointed photographer to the British Royal Family by Queen Victoria. After retiring from his commercial studio in 1910, Thomson spent most of his time back in Edinburgh. In October 1921, Thomson died of a heart attack.



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China's inner frontier Photographs of the Wulsin Expedition

China's inner frontier Photographs of the Wulsin Expedition




China, oude fotografie

AlLONSO, M.E.ed. China's inner frontier Photographs of the Wulsin Expedition to Northwest China in 1923. Cambridge, 1979. Softcover, 23x23 cm.108 pp. 100 afb. Omslag wat kreuk aan de bovenkant midden. Gebruikt exemplaar in goede conditie. Cover top middle some slight wrinkling, some slight wear, content good. Good copy.

CONTENT:
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Peabody Museum showing interesting photographs taken by Frederick Roelker Wulsin during his travels in China and Tibet.
Inspired by the travels of Roy Chapman Andrews, the Wulsins resolved to travel the world. From 1921 to 1925, the couple mounted expeditions to the far reaches of ChinaTibet, and Outer Mongolia to study the people, flora, and fauna of the region. With a grant from the National Geographic Society, they took 28 camels, six horses, four Mongolian camel drivers and 10 Chinese "specimen collectors." Together, the Wulsins collected 1,400 botanical and zoological specimens and documented Buddhist rituals. They also took hundreds of photographs, documented tribes people and desert landscapes, and were even allowed to photograph the interior of several of the great Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries, one of few early Westerners allowed to do so.

(see also: Vanished Kingdoms. A woman explorer in Tibet, China & Mongolia 1921-1925 // A-Tibet-007)


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CHINE 1909-1934: catalogue Kahn collection [2 Volumes]

CHINE 1909-1934: catalogue Kahn collection [2 Volumes]




China, oude fotografie

BEAUSOLEIL,J.(ed.), CHINE 1909-1934:  CATALOGUE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILM SEQUENCES FROM THE MUSEE ALBERT-KAHN. Trilingual publication in French, English and Chinese.”

Volume 1: Albert Kahn's Chinese Guests. The Identified Sites (Except Beijing), Boulogne-Billancourt, 2001. Hardcover, 30 x 27 cm. 404 pages with 401 colour photographs and 524 in black-and-white. 
”A marvellous work with hundreds of photographs (including many stereoscopic slides) taken mostly between 1909 and 1913 and showing views of numerous parts of Northern China from Shanghai up through Shandong (Qingdao, Jinan, Taishan) through the area surrounding Beijing and on up to Shenyang in the Northeast. Much more besides. An absolute pleasure to browse and an excellent photographic reference on China in the early 20th century. 

Volume 2: Chinese overseas. The Northern Expedition. Beijing and Unidentified Sites Boulogne-Billancourt, 2002. Hardcover, 30 x 27 cm. 443 pages with 1154 photographs most black-and-white.
”Volume 2 of the excellent early 20th century collection of Chinese photographs in the Musee Albert-Kahn. Again mostly taken between 1909 and 1913, there are here 1154 photographs of which the vast majority are of Beijing and the surrounding areas. A quite wonderful treat and an excellent photographic reference for early 20th century Beijing. 
 



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Chinese Diary & Album

Chinese Diary & Album




China, moderne fotografie

BEATON,C., Chinese Diary & Album, Hong Kong & Oxford 1991. Hardcover 19,5 x 25,5 cm. 169pag.met ca. 100 zwart-wit foto's.
"Beaton's diary and photographs of Nationalist China during WWII.Originally published in 1945. The British Ministry of Information decided to send Beaton and his camera to the Far East in order to take photographs of the Empire and its Allies at war. Includes the China section of Beaton"s travel diary "Far East"."


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City of Victoria    Historical photographs

City of Victoria Historical photographs




China, oude fotografie

HK Museum of History, City of Victoria. A selection of the Museum's historical photographs, Hongkong 1994. Softcover, 24 x 24 cm. 107 pag. with ca. 100 photographs.  

CONTENT:
This book is a photo album showing the development of Hong Kong Island since it was occupied by the British in 1841. With selected historical photographs from the Museum's collection, it introduces the growth of the Western District, Sheung Wan, Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay and the Mid-levels prior to the Second World War.


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De la Mer de Chine au Tonkin Photographies 1886-1904

De la Mer de Chine au Tonkin Photographies 1886-1904




China, oude fotografie

GHESQUIERE, J. & FRIS LARROUY,V.,  De la mer de Chine au Tonkin, photographies 1886-1904, Paris, 1996. Exhibition catalogue (language: French, Chinese subtitles), Toulouse 1996. Hardcover, 25 x 29 cm. 168 pages with ca. 135 photo's.
"Haut fonctionnaire et diplomate, Auguste François a parcouru la Chine du Sud de 1886 à 1904 au service de l'administration coloniale française. Pour mieux comprendre ce pays, il a pris des milliers de clichés qui nous donnent une image de la Chine, entre splendeur et décadence, en butte aux ambitions des puissances étrangères qui se disputaient alors le pays.Ethnographie, religion, théâtre, pouvoir des mandarins, économie, géographie..., l'importance de son travail, conservé au musée Guimet, et les commentaires qui l'accompagnent offrent une étude approfondie des multiples facettes de la Chine, jusqu'au début du siècle."

See also: YANN LE MOUËL, Photographies, Parijs 2008. Soft cover 21 x 27 cm. 62 pag. Auction catalogue March 19th, 2008, 278 lots on old Asia photography, mainly old Chinese photography. 

See also: SVARTZMAN,G. & LIABOEUF,D., L'oeil du Consul, Auguste Francois en Chine (1896-1904), Parijs 1989. Hardcover, 24 x 28 cm. 192 pag. met 180 foto's.



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