lunes, 25 de junio de 2018

Illustrations of China and its people : a series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented. by Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921

Uno de los mas destacados libros de fotografía publicados en el siglo XIX realizado por John Thomson fotógrafo inglés que realizo también el libro Streets of London


Wikipedia
After a year in Britain, Thomson again felt the desire to return to the Far East. He returned to Singapore in July 1867, before moving to Saigon for three months and finally settling in Hong Kong in 1868. He established a studio in the Commercial Bank building, and spent the next four years photographing the people of China and recording the diversity of Chinese culture.
Thomson traveled extensively throughout China, from the southern trading ports of Hong Kong and Canton to the cities of Peking and Shanghai, to the Great Wall in the north, and deep into central China. From 1870 to 1871 he visited the Fukien region, travelling up the Min River by boat with the American Protestant missionary Reverend Justus Doolittle, and then visited Amoy and Swatow



MIT
John Thomson, born in Edinburgh, was the first Western photographer to travel widely through the length and breadth of China. This unit introduces his celebrated Illustrations of China and Its People: A Series of Two Hundred Photographs, with Letterpress Descriptive of the Places and People Represented, published in four volumes during 1873 and 1874.

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Illustrations of China and its people : a series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented.

by Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921

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