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The Chinese Photobook (mid-size 2016 edition)


by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren
The Chinese Photobook (mid-size 2016 edition)
by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren
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Newly revised histories of photography as recorded via the photobook have added enormously to our understanding of the medium’s culture, particularly in places that are often marginalized, such as Latin America and Africa. However, until now, only a handful of Chinese books have made it onto historians’ short lists. Yet China has a fascinating history of photobook publishing, and The Chinese Photobook reveals for the first time the richness and diversity of this heritage. This now available in a smaller size, more accessibly priced hardcover edition, volume is based on a collection compiled by Martin Parr and Beijing- and London-based Dutch photographer team WassinkLundgren. And while the collection was inspired initially by Parr’s interest in propaganda books and in finding key works of socialist realist photography from the early days of the Communist Party and the Cultural Revolution era, the selection of books includes key volumes published as early as 1900, as well as contemporary volumes by emerging Chinese photographers.

Texts by Gu Zheng, Raymond Lum, Ruben Lundgren, Stephanie H. Tung, and Gerry Badger

Publisher: Aperture

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Size: 10 x 11 3/8"

448 pages, ca. 1000 four-colour images

ISBN 13
9781597113755
Publisher
Aperture
Date Published
2016
Edition
2nd
Binding
Hardcover
Binding Additional
Hardcover
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