Early Japanese Images

Product Number: EB00644198
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462911370
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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This fascinating Japanese photography book features over 140 images taken between 1853 and 1905 by the most important local and foreign photographers then working in Japan. Almost one-fourth of the images are hand colored, superb examples of a rich art form long since vanished. The Japan of this book too has disappeared, but author and compiler Terry Bennett has put together a unique portrait of the country at perhaps its most decisive turning point, a nation about to abandon its traditional ways and enter the modern age. Important features of Early Japanese Images include the following: - A historical overview of the years 1853-1912 - The story of early Western photographers in Japan - The story of early Japanese photographers - Over 100 images reproduced in original sepia tones - Over 40 images reproduced as originally handcolored - An invaluable index that identifies the photographers

Author(s): Terry Bennett
Original Publish Date: Feb 19, 2013

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