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A CHANGING SHANGHAI

A CHANGING SHANGHAI




The Chinese Photobook

JIANG WEI(curator), XU XIXIAN & XU JIANNRONG(photographers),  A CHANGING SHANGHAI through the camera lens of an ordinary citizen, Shanghai 2008[Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House // ISBN: 978-7-5322-2211-7]. Soft cover 14,5 x 21 cm[small oblong] unpaginated with 97 full-page photographs.  
See: The Chinese Photobook, pages 300-301


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AFBEELDINGEN betreffende KOLONIALE VOORTBRENGSELEN

AFBEELDINGEN betreffende KOLONIALE VOORTBRENGSELEN




Koloniaal Museum te Haarlem

Koloniaal Museum te Haarlem, AFBEELDINGEN betreffende KOLONIALE VOORTBRENGSELEN ten Dienste van het Onderwijs, Haarlem.
Lichtdruk(collotype) van H.K. Kleinmann & Co, Kenaupark 9 Haarlem.
Portefolio containing 5 files, each file containing 12 collotypes[in total 60 collotypes size 33 x 24 cm.] depicting colonial products and artisanal activities, like for instance the making of batik. The collotypes in file 1 have some browning, the collotypes in the other files are in good condition. These files and images were used to train future colonial public servants. They have been published in the period from 1895 till 1901
File I   : 1895 (with imprint: "not for commercial purposes)
File II  : 1895  (with imprint: "not for commercial purposes)
File III :  1896
File IV:  no date
File V :  1901

Publisher is the "Koloniaal Museum in Haarlem".  This museum in Haarlem was the precursor of what later became the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.
"In 1864 the Maatschappij ter Bevordering van Nijverheid (The Society for Industrial Promotion) decided that a start should be made with the compilation of objects for a future museum on Dutch overseas territories. Frederik van Eeden was commissioned to do this (the father of the writer). A collection was established in the attic of his house in Haarlem, a part of which can still be found in the Tropenmuseum.
Van Eeden collected objects from the Netherlands Indies from various sources and within no time they moved into the first floor of Paviljoen Welgelegen in Haarlem. The Colonial Museum finally opened its doors in 1871. 
In 1910 the Vereniging Koloniaal Instituut (Association of Colonial Institute) was founded and was responsible for finding a location for and the building of the new Colonial Institute and Colonial Museum in Amsterdam. In 1923 the building on the corner of Mauritskade and Linnaeusstraat was completed and the collections from Haarlem could be moved to Amsterdam. On 9 October 1926 Queen Wilhelmina officially opened the new Colonial Institute.
The aim and the name of the museum was changed in 1950. As from 1945 the museum had been shortly called the Indisch Museum (Indies Museum) until it was changed to the Tropenmuseum. The entire world of the tropics became the area of work of the institute that was now called the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (Royal Tropical Institute). As the collection had mainly consisted of objects from the (former) colonies many new objects had to be bought or exchanged with other museums.
As from the end of the 1990s the permanent exhibitions were reorganized. Objects once again became more important. The change in cultures and mutual influence are the main subjects of the museum. 
The exhibitions focus on various themes, from contemporary art to religious traditions and historic photographs. The museum regularly organizes guided tours, lectures, scavenger hunts and musical workshops."





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Begegnungen auf Feuerland Selk'nam Yámana Kawesqar

Begegnungen auf Feuerland Selk'nam Yámana Kawesqar




Fotografien von Martin Gusinde1918-1924

BARTHE,C.& BARRAL, X., Begegnungen auf Feuerland Selk'nam Yámana Kawesqar. Fotografien von Martin Gusinde1918-1924, Ostfildern 2015(publisher: Hatje Cantz // ISBN: 9783775738910). Hard cover 31,5 x 25 cm. 295 pages with 248 full-page photographs. Good copy. 



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Buddhists in China

Buddhists in China




The Chinese Photobook

Chinese Buddhist Association, Buddhists in China, Peking 1956[Nationalities Publishing House Peking]. Hard cover without dust jacket 26,5 x 20 cm. 89 pages fully illustrated.
See: The Chinese Photobook, page 165.


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CHINA China-Java-Japan-Lijn

CHINA China-Java-Japan-Lijn




The Chinese Photobook

THORBECKE, E.(photographs) & SCHIFF(sketches), CHINA  Java-China-Japan-Lijn, Batavia 1937(published by the Java-China-Japan-Lijn). Soft cover 22,5 x 17 cm. Unpaginated. Very good copy.






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CHINE

CHINE




The Chinese Photobook

CLAUDEL, P.(text) & HOPPENOT, H.(photographs), CHINE, Geneva 1946[editions d'art Albert Skira]. Soft cover 35,5 x 26,5 cm. unpaginated with 80 full-page photographs.
See: The Chinese Photobook, page 75.


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d'un regard l'autre Photographies XIX Siècle

d'un regard l'autre Photographies XIX Siècle




world

BARTHE, C. & BAJAC, Q., d'un regard l'autre Photographies XIX Siècle, Paris 2006. Exhibition catalogue. Hard cover 29 x 22 cm. 187 pages with 141 photographs.


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Die ethnographische Linse Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin

Die ethnographische Linse Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin




photographien

SCHINDLBECK, M., Die ethnographische Linse Photographien aus dem Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin, Berlin 1989. Veröffentlichungen des Museums für Völkerkunde Berlin Neue Folge 48. Soft cover 28 x 23 cm. 149 pages with 160 photographs.


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Harnessing the Huai River

Harnessing the Huai River




The Chinese Photobook

Harnessing the Huai River, 1952 Huadong People's Publishing House. Hard cover with dustjacket(some wear and tear) 32 x 23 cm.  Unpaginated. Text Chinese. Reasonable copy.
"The book shows the start of a major program from the new Chinese government to control the floods of the Huai River. It is located about midway between the Yellow River and Yangtze, the two largest rivers in China." 
See for simular books: The Chinese photobook, Chapter 3: The Image of New China


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History Images

History Images




The Chinese Photobook

SZE TSUNG LEONG, History Images, Götingen 2006[Steidl // ISBN: 978-3-86521-274-0]. Hard cover 28,5 x 34,5 cm. 143 pages with 131 full-page photographs. 
See: The Chinese Photobook, page 406. 


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Images of British Ceylon. 19th Century Photog. of Sri Lanka

Images of British Ceylon. 19th Century Photog. of Sri Lanka




Early photography Ceylon/Sri Lanka

RAHEEM, I. & THOMÉ, P. C., Images of British Ceylon. Nineteenth Century Photography of Sri Lanka, Singapore 2000(publ.: Times Edition // ISBN: 9789812047786). Hard cover 26,5 x 29 cm.[oblong]. 155 pages with around 200 photographs. Dedication on endpaper.Good copy.
"The publication of Images of Britsh Ceylon is a landmark event in the history of photography in the Indian subcontinent. It rather suddenly opens the door on the rich tradition of photography that flourished here early in the birth of the medium. The authors marshall page after page of fresh facts and stories, unveiled against larger British Ceylonese social and economic contexts.
Above all, they focus on the great photographers and firms who easily match the traditional masters of British Indian photography: Skeen & Co., Charles Scowen, Plate & Co., the Andres, Frederich Fiebig and others. The book introduces such unknown artists as Madame Del Tufo, whose lush photographs of bedrooms and kitchens illuminate portions of the Raj rarely photographed. Ismeth Raheem and Percy Colin-Thome have laid the groundwork for many future studies."


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JAPAN in early photographs Aimé Hubert Collection

JAPAN in early photographs Aimé Hubert Collection




Neuchatel museum of Ethnography

MAYOR, G. & TANI, A.(eds), JAPAN in early photographs. The Aimé Humbert Collection at the Museum of Ethnography, Neuchâtel,  Neuchâtel 2018. Hard cover 29,5 x 22,5 cm. 291 pages with 219 photographs and illustrations.
"Photographs taken in Japan between the late Edo and early Meiji periods that found their way overseas played a major role in forming Westerners’ image of Japan. Among these collections, the pictures gathered by the Swiss diplomat Aimé Humbert (1819–1900) in the 1860s were crucial in building lasting representations of the island nation: many of these, mainly collected in 1863/64 during a sojourn in Yokohama and Edo, were used as sources for the well-known and largely distributed engravings of his famous book Le Japon illustré, published in Paris in 1870. Belonging to the collection of the MEN, these beautiful and well-preserved photographs are published here for the first time. Presented by Japanese and Swiss scholars before the narrative backdrop of their acquisition and application by foreigners, they offer a striking view on a lost world."



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La Nostalgérie française

La Nostalgérie française




Colonial Postcards

AZOULAY, P., La Nostalgérie française, France 1980. Hard cover 22 x 30 cm.[oblong] 167 pages, richly illustrated.


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PEKING

PEKING




The Chinese Photobook

PERCKHAMMER, H. von / Forword: HOLITSCHER, A., PEKING, Berlin Albertus-Verlag, 1928. Hard cover 30 x 22,5 c. XX, 200 pages, 200 full-page sepia-tone reproductions of photographs. Captions in English, German, French and Spanish. Subjects include architecture, religion, common scenes and the people. Good copy.
See: The Chinese Photobook, page 52 





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People in China. Thirty-two Photographic Studies from life

People in China. Thirty-two Photographic Studies from life




The Chines Photobook

THORBECKE, E, People in China. Thirty-two Photographic Studies from life. With an introduction by Dr.J.W.Thorbecke Formerly Netherlands Minister to China, 1935(George G.Harrap & Co LTD London/Bombay/Sidney. Clothbacked decorated boards. With coloured plate by (Friedrich) Schiff, and 32 mounted monotone photographic plates. With autograph signed dedication. Cover without dust jacket. Cover some slight damage. Content clean, good copy. 
















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The Journey of

The Journey of "A good type"




Japan early photography

ODO,D., The Journey of "A good type", Cambridge(USA) 2015. Hard cover 26 x 22 cm. 125 pages with around 100 photographs.
"When Japan opened its doors to the West in the 1860s, delicately hand-tinted photographic prints of Japanese people and landscapes were among its earliest and most popular exports. Renowned European photographers Raimund von Stillfried and Felice Beato established studios in Japan in the 1860s; the work was soon taken up by their Japanese protégés and successors Uchida Kuichi, Kusakabe Kimbei, and others. Hundreds of these photographs, collected by travelers from the Boston area, were eventually donated to Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where they were archived for their ethnographic content and as scientific evidence of an “exotic” culture.
In this elegant volume, visual anthropologist David Odo examines the Peabody’s collection of Japanese photographs and the ways in which such objects were produced, acquired, and circulated in the nineteenth century. His innovative study reveals the images’ shifting and contingent uses—from tourist souvenir to fine art print to anthropological “type” record—were framed by the desires and cultural preconceptions of makers and consumers alike. Understood as both images and objects, the prints embody complex issues of history, culture, representation, and exchange."


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The Pageant of Paking

The Pageant of Paking




The Chinese Photobook

MENNIE, D.,The Pageant of Peking. comprising sixty six Vandyck Photogravures of Peking and environs from photographs by Donald Mennie. With an introduction by Putnam Weale, Shanghai 1920[A.S. Watson & Co]. Hard cover 38 x 30 cm. 4 not numb. pages, 42 pages introduction. With 66 mounted photogravures of Peking. 
The publishers imprinted blue silk cover has been damaged. This silk cover has been removed, replaced with blue cloth on which the original blue silk front and back cover has been repasted. On the endpaper a written dedication. The 66 photogravures are in good condition.
See: the Chinese Photobook, pages 38-39 














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Tibet Caught in Time

Tibet Caught in Time




Tibet, oude fotografie

CLARKE,J.[Foreword by the Dalai Lama], Tibet Caught in Time, Reading 1997. Hardcover, 22 x 27 cm. 150 pages with 158 photographs. Good copy. 
"Tibet is famed for its majestic beauty, and also for its ongoing struggle for cultural survival. This collection of photographs from the British Library, taken by two British diplomats in the early twentieth century, shows traditional Tibetan culture before Chinese rule was imposed. In Lhasa, a noble family take a picnic in a park, the women's elaborate head-dresses adorned with pearls. Travelling folk-opera singers pose in costumes and masks. John Claude White was Political Officer in Sikkim for nearly twenty years, and photographed extensively in the border regions of Tibet. The earliest photographs in this volume are his - taken when he joined the British military expedition to Lhasa in 1904. His pictures of mountains and glaciers give a geographical context for his more intimate shots of towns and people. White was succeeded as Political Officer in 1908 by Sir Charles Bell. Bell became a good friend of the thirteenth Dalai Lama when he fled to India to escape the Chinese pressure in Lhasa and this friendship later afforded him privileged access to Tibetan society during two extended visits to the capital at the invitation of the Dalai Lama in 1921 and 1933. His photographs reveal an ancient and complex civilization, dominated by the power of monastic religion. Bell, who spoke Tibetan fluently, went on to publish a wide range of scholarly titles on Tibetan culture and campaigned for its independence. His photographs and diaries are held in British Library Oriental and India Office Collections." 


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Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge Construction

Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge Construction




The Chinese Photobook

Bureau of the Wuhan Bridge Construction, Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge Construction, Beijing  1957(People's Railroad Press). Hard cover with dust jacket(some wear and tear) 31 x 23,5 cm. 175 pages, pages 33-110 photographs and diagrams. Text in Chinese, English and Russian. Good copy.
"The Wuhan Yangtze Great Bridge commonly known as Wuhan First Yangtze Bridge, is a double-deck road and rail bridge across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, in Central China. At its completion in 1957, the bridge was the easternmost crossing of the Yangtze, and was often referred to as the "First Bridge of the Yangtze".
See for simular books: The Chinese photobook, Chapter 3: The Image of New China



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