By Regine Thiriez
In 1860, Western armies introduced wreck to the precious seat of the Qing emperors close to Beijing. 100 and fifty photos were accumulated up to now as a aid for an intensive learn of the construction of the palaces and their next destruction.
This booklet is a rigourous research of the paintings and stories of the ecu photographers, either beginner undefined, operating in Beijing in this interval, and, as such, turns into an account of the advance of images itself. providing a desirable glimpse into 19th-Century China, the e-book supplies an ancient evaluation of the political situation.
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Barbarian Lens: Western Photographers of the Qianlong Emperor's European Palaces (Documenting the Image) by Regine Thiriez