Viaggio in Giappone 1863 - 1877 by Felice Beato. First edition (1991). First impression. Large format hardback in near fine condition. Minor toning to edges of pages. Binding firm. Slight toning to spine of dust jacket, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Viaggio in Giappone 1863 - 1877
Volume published on the occasion of the exhibition set up at the Stadtmuseum in Munich in June 1991, expected in various European cities in the following years.
Felice Beato (1832 – 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian / British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. He is noted for his genre works, portraits, and also views and panoramas of the architecture and landscapes of Asia and the Mediterranean region.
Beato's travels gave him the opportunity to create images of countries, people, and events that were unfamiliar as well as remote to most people in Europe and North America. His work provides images of such events like the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Second Opium War, and represents the first substantial body of photojournalism. He influenced other photographers, and his influence in Japan, where he taught and worked with numerous other photographers and artists, was particularly deep and lasting.
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