Barbarian Lens: Western Photographers of the Qianlong by Regine Thiriez PDF

By Regine Thiriez

ISBN-10: 1138002232

ISBN-13: 9781138002234

ISBN-10: 9057005190

ISBN-13: 9789057005190

a part of the distinguished educational e-book sequence Documenting the Image, this can be a attention-grabbing survey illustrated through tremendous infrequent photos of the blistered architectural and panorama advanced referred to as the Rape of the summer time Palace.
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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