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Brush and Shutter - Early Photography in China By . Cody

Brush and Shutter - Early Photography in China by . Cody

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Photography was introduced to China in the 1840s through the West's engagement in the Opium Wars and the subsequent reforms of Chinese statesmen. This title offers an illustrated exploration of the history of photography in China.

Brush and Shutter - Early Photography in China Summary

Brush and Shutter - Early Photography in China by . Cody

This title offers a lavishly illustrated exploration of the history of photography in China. Photography was introduced to China in the 1840s through the West's engagement in the Opium Wars and the subsequent reforms of Chinese statesmen. As a result, traditional modes of expression were dramatically transformed. Uncovered here is a captivating visual history of China during photography's first century. Chinese export painters learned and adapted the medium of photography by grafting the new technology onto traditional artistic conventions - employing both brush and shutter. Ultimately, both Chinese and Western photographers were witnesses to and agents of dynamic cultural change. The essays in this volume - which cover topics from the medium's evolution, commercialisation, and dissemination to how phot0graphy helped shape China's national image - shed new light on the birth of a medium.

About . Cody

Jeffrey Cody is a senior project specialist in the Education Department at the Getty Conservation Institute. Frances Terpak is curator of photographs at the Getty Research Institute.

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NPB9781606060544
9781606060544
1606060546
Brush and Shutter - Early Photography in China by . Cody
New
Hardback
Getty Trust Publications
20110203
220
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