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Barbarian Lens: Western Photographers of the Qianlong Emperor's European Palaces
Contributor(s): Thiriez, Regine (Author)

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ISBN: 9057005190     ISBN-13: 9789057005190
Publisher: Routledge
OUR PRICE: $161.50  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 1998
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Annotation: The latest volume in the prestigious academic book series Documenting the Image, this is a fascinating survey illustrated by extremely rare photographs of the burned architectural and landscape complex known as the Rape of the Summer Palace.
In 1860, Western armies brought ruin to the treasured seat of the Qing emperors near Beijing. One hundred and fifty images have been collected to date as a support for an extensive study of the building of the palaces and their subsequent destruction.
This book is a rigourous analysis of the work and experiences of the European photographers, both amateur and professional, working in Beijing during this period, and, as such, becomes an account of the development of photography itself. Offering a fascinating glimpse into 19th-Century China, the book gives an historical overview of the political situation.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Photography | Photoessays & Documentaries
- Photography | Subjects & Themes - Regional (see Also Travel - Pictorials)
- History | Asia - China
Dewey: 728.820
LCCN: 2004351653
Series: Documenting the Image
Physical Information: 0.53" H x 7.29" W x 10.2" (1.45 lbs) 191 pages
- Cultural Region - Asian
- Cultural Region - Chinese
Features: Bibliography, Glossary, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Table of Contents
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