Reflecting Truth. Japanese Photography in the 19th Century.

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This book shows how scholarly investigation of Japanese photography has entered a transitional stage – moving beyond its focus on new discoveries and descriptions of collections, to investigating photography in historical and cultural contexts.

At one time marginalised as either a practical technique or amateur art form, photography has now earned full recognition as an area of scholarly inquiry. It now invites reflection on issues of visuality, technology, and national identity in Japanese art during its transition to modernity as well as in contemporary society.

Contributions by Himeno Junichi (on the early development of photography in Japan), Sebastian Dobson (focussing on the colourful figure of Felice Beato), Luke Gartlan (on Baron Raimond von Stillfried-Ratenicz), Allen Hockley (on photographic albums produced by commercial studios in the 1880s and 1890s), Kinoshita Naoyuki (exploring the tradition of war portraiture in Japan) and Mikiko Hirayama (describing the transition from the pioneering stages of photography in Japan into the modern era).

Auteur Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere & Mikiko Hirayama (et al.)
Uitgever Hotei Publishing
Taal Engels  
Jaar van uitgave 2004
Afmetingen 19 x 26,9 cm
Kenmerken Paperback, 112 pagina's, 60 zwartwit illustraties 
ISBN 9789074822763