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Around the world. Josef Korenský's travel photography

Around the world. Josef Korenský's travel photography




Travel photography 1890's

Todorovová Jiřina, Chovaneček Jan, Around the world. Josef Kořenský’s travel photography collection at the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American cultures, Prague 2011. Soft cover 23 x 16 cm. 140 pages.Text in Czech, 12 page summary in English. With CDROM. 
"The book is a monography of a long and fruitful life and various activities of a Czech educationalist, naturalist, writer, collector and and traveller Josef Kořenský (1847 – 1938). It comes with a catalogue with a detailed description of the photograps, brought by Kořenský from his travels – from his round the world trip, conducted in 1893 – 1894 and from his so called travel to the antipodes (1900 – 1901). These photographs come in a large format on cardboard (some of them are coloured) and are stored at the Náprstek museum, at the department of ethnography and in the Náprstek Museum Library. The book comes with an enclosed copy of a CD with an interactive catalogue of photograps."


€ 27.50



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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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Cairo to Constantinopel Francis Bedford's Photographs

Cairo to Constantinopel Francis Bedford's Photographs




Early phtography Middle East

GORDON, S., Cairo to Constantinople Francis Bedford's Photographs of the Middle East, London 2014. Hard cover 27 x 28,5 cm. 255 pages with around 200 photographs; on pages 224 to 240 the photographs again but 
"In 1862 the leading British photographer Francis Bedford was commissioned by Queen Victoria to accompany her son and heir, the future King Edward VII, on an ambitious journey around the Middle East.
In often stifling heat, Bedford produced over 200 negatives, capturing images of the striking architecture and stunning landscapes he encountered as he travelled through Egypt, Syria, Turkey and Greece."


€ 49.50



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Ethiopia Photographed 1867 - 1935

Ethiopia Photographed 1867 - 1935




Ethiopia early photography

PANKHURST, R. & GËRARD, D., ETHIOPIA PHOTOGRAPHED. Historic Photographs of the Country and its People taken between 1867 and 1935, Oxfordshire 2013. Soft cover 27,5 x 22 cm. 168 pages with 306 photographs. 

"Ethiopia Photographed" covers the period from the inception of photography in the country up to the Italian Fascist invasion in 1936. The people, terrain, buildings and rulers of Ethiopia - such as Emperor Melenik, Lej Iyasu and Emperor Haile Selassie - make it a highly photogenic country, as this lavishly illustrated book reveals.
Situated in lofty, often inaccessible mountains between the Red Sea and the Blue Nile, and extending far into the Horn of Africa, it is a complex and mysterious country which as always exercised an extraordinary fascination for the outside world. The book begins with an introduction which gives a brief history of Ethiopia in this period, and describes the role of photography at this time. The richly captured images of Ethiopia Photographed bear witness to many personalities and places not previously seen and, in many cases, now lost for all time but for the photogenic memories recorded here".


€ 49.50



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From Istanbul to Yokohama / Von Istanbul bis Yokohama

From Istanbul to Yokohama / Von Istanbul bis Yokohama




asia early photography

PÉREZ GONZALÉS, C., From Istanbul to Yokohama / Von Istanbul bis YokohamaThe Camera meets Asia 1839-1900, Köln 2014(publisher: Walter König Verlag // ISBN: 978-3-86335-562-3) Soft cover 32 x 24,5 cm. 301 pages 350 photographs. Text both in German and English
“Als 1913 das Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst (MOK) in Köln zum ersten Mal für Besucher öffnete, lautete die Botschaft der Museumsgründer Adolf und Frieda Fischer: Kunst aus Asien ist unserer ebenbürtig. Mehr noch: Es gibt so etwas wie eine "Weltkunst"; an die ein und dieselben Maßstäbe angelegt werden können. 100 Jahre später präsentiert das Museum erstmalig eine handverlesene Auswahl historischer Fotografien, die Asien in den Jahren 1839-1900 zeigen. “


€ 42.50



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L'Inde Photographies de Louis Rousselet 1865-1868

L'Inde Photographies de Louis Rousselet 1865-1868




Early photography India

MARBOT, B. a.o., L'Inde Photographies de Louis Rousselet 1865-1868, Bordeaux 1992. soft cover 28 x 22 cm. 190 pages. Pages 1 -49 text with 31 images. Pages 51-91 full page photographs(captions also in English). Pages 93-176 catalogue with 160 photographs. 


€ 35.00



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Odagot  Photographs of American Indians 1860-1920

Odagot Photographs of American Indians 1860-1920




North and South America, early photography

GROENEVELD, A., ODAGOT Indianen gefotografeerd 1860-1920 / Photographs of American Indians 1860-1920, Amsterdam 1992. Hard cover(original copy soft cover) 21 x 25,5 cm. 110 pages 103 photographs with biograhies of c. 35 photograhers.Library copy with a stamp on inner front cover and back cover pages. Good copy. Text both in Dutch and English.
"Interesting because it covers Indian populations both in North and South America." 


€ 29.50



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Photographic impressions

Photographic impressions




Zuidoost Azië, oude fotografie

HURLIMANN, M., Photographic impressions: Burma, Siam, Cambodia, Yunnan, Champa, and Vietnam, Bangkok 2001. Softcover, 21 x 29 cm. 266 pag. met ca 140 zwart-wit foto's. Foto's uit de jaren ' 20 van de vorige eeuw. 

Reprint(without the photographs of Ceylon) of :
Hürlimann, M, Ceylon und Indochina, Burma, Siam, Kambodscha, Annam, Tongking, Yunnan. Baukunst, Landschaft und Volksleben, Berlijn 1929


€ 34.50



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Photographs of Ms Benjamin Johnston 1889-1910

Photographs of Ms Benjamin Johnston 1889-1910




Early photography USA

DANIEL, P. & SCHMOCK, R. , A Talent for Detail. The Photographs of Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston 1889-1910, New York 1974(publ.: Crown publishers). Hard cover[oblong] 22 x 28 cm.  182 pages with around 150 photographs. Dust cover some slight wear, inside cover pages some browning. Good copy. 
"The Photographs of Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston. A comprehensive survey, including photos of famous contemporary Americans of the era, including Mark Twain, the Roosevelts, Susan B.Anthony, George Washington Carver, Alexander Graham Bell, Booker T.Washington, John Philip Sousa and others; also photos of black life in rural Virginia, Yellowstone Park, Mammoth Cave, the world expositions of the time, images of the the renowned Hampton Institute; a truly remarkable body of work and legacy".


€ 17.50



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The Polar Sale I & II Scott & Amundsen Centenary

The Polar Sale I & II Scott & Amundsen Centenary




Books and photographs on the Artic and Antartic

BONHAMs, The Polar Sale Scott & Amundsen Centenary, London 2012. Sales catalogue March 30, 2012[Sale: 19552]. Soft cover 21 x 26,5 cm. 172 pages with 222 lots. Index and price list.

BONHAMs, Polar II Scott & Amundsen Centenary, London 2012. Sales catalogue December 4, 2012[Sale: 19952]. Soft cover 21 x 26,5 cm. 77 pages with 136 lots. Index and price list.





€ 50.00



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Vanished kingdoms

Vanished kingdoms




China, Tibet, Mongolië, oude fotografie

CABOT,M.H., Vanished kingdoms. A woman explorer in Tibet, China & Mongolia 1921-1925. Hardback, oblong.190 pag. met veel zwart-wit foto's en een paar in kleur.

Vanished Kingdoms is the story of Janet Elliott Wulsin who explored together with her husband remote corners of Western China, Inner Mongolia, and northwestern Tibet. Wulsin's story went largely untold until, after her death in 1963, her daughter, Mabel Cabot, found her mother's private letters and diaries. Cabot spent the next four years conducting research in the Harvard University Library and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology to unravel her mother's fascinating story. 
They documented tribes people and sublime desert landscapes, and, most remarkably, were allowed to photograph the interior of several of the great Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries, including Choni, Kumbum and Labrang. Several dozen rare, hand-painted lantern slides survived and are reproduced here in color.
The photographs from the Wulsin Expedition, are now in the collection of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

(see also: AlLONSO, M.E.ed. China's inner frontier Photographs of the Wulsin Expedition to Northwest China in 1923. Cambridge, 1979).


€ 19.50



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Wenceslau de Moraes. Permanências e errâncias no Japão

Wenceslau de Moraes. Permanências e errâncias no Japão




Early photography & postcards Japan

PIRES, D., Wenceslau de Moraes.permanências e errâncias no Japão, Lisbon 2004 (Fundacao Oriente / ISBN: 972-785-064-2). Hard cover 29 x 39[super oblong]. 144 pages with early photographs, postcards and memorabilia. Limited edition(1.000) 
Resumo:
O “século cristão” no Japão – de meados do século XVI a meados do seguinte – deixou na nossa memória colectiva ecos difusos de um contacto/presença distante no tempo e no espaço, em ambiente exótico e aprazível. A presente obra é constituída por mais de 400 postais inéditos enviados por Wenceslau de Moraes a Francisca Paul, sua irmã mais nova, a pessoa com quem tinha mais afinidades. Tal cumplicidade garante-nos, desde logo, a abertura de espírito e o intimismo, revelando assim a sua sensibilidade e a sua empatia pela cultura japonesa. Esta correspondência permite-nos ainda acompanhar as múltiplas viagens de Wenceslau de Moraes praticamente por todo o Japão, designadamente pelas cidades de Kobe, Tokushima, Iocoama, Nara, Quioto, Osaka e Tóquio, entre outras.
Wenceslau de Moraes (b. 30 May 30, 1854 in Lisbon, d. 1 July 1929 in Tokushima), in modern orthography Venceslau de Morais, was a Portuguese writer whose works were steeped in orientalism and exoticism, particularly the culture of Japan. He has been compared to Lafcadio Hearn, a contemporary who settled in Japan but wrote in English. A translator of Haiku, his verse was also influenced by Symbolism.
 


€ 85.00



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