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CHINA: THROUGH THE LENS OF JOHN THOMSON, 1868-1872. New edition. Ed. by Betty Yao. River Books, Bangkok, 2015. Original edition published 2010 {Worldwide 73118}. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 168 pp. with 170 ills. (one col.). 29 x 29 cm. ISBN 9786167339658 In English.
The content of this new edition is essentially the same as that of the original bilingual edition, though the texts and captions originally presented in both English and Chinese are presented here in English only. Publisher's description: Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) was one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century and a pioneer of photojournalism. Over 150 high quality black-and-white photographs from late 19th century China illustrate stunning vistas of Chinese landscapes, architecture and city scenes, intimate portraits of Manchu brides in full wedding costumes and Mandarin officials in government attire. Three informative chapters introduce the photographer and his work with detailed captions accompanying each illustration.
Artist(s):Thomson, John
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain, Scotland — 1800-1900 — Photography
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 174133
Hardcover $40.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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