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Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road

Anne Lacoste ; with an essay by Fred Ritchin
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, [2010]
Language
English
Variant Title
Photographer on the Eastern road
Series
Getty Publications Virtual Library
ISBN
9781606060353, 160606035X
Access Restriction
Unrestricted online access
Summary
In recent years Felice Beato (1832-1909) has come to be recognized as one of the major photographers of the nineteenth century, yet until now there has been no general survey of his singular life and work. Born in Venice, Italy, Beato came of age in the Ottoman capital of Constantinople. As a young apprentice in 1856, he photographed the sites of the Crimean War, thereby launching a long and remarkably adventurous career. Over the next half century he would follow in the wake of the British Empire: Egypt, Palestine, and Syria; India, where he photographed the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny; and China, where he chronicled the Second Opium War. He spent some thirty years in Japan and Burma, where he was among the first commercial photographers at the time that these countries were starting to open to the West. The text includes an engaging narrative of his life and entrepreneurial career and a thought-provoking essay on Beato and the photography of war. There is a generous selection of his photographs, including panoramas and hand-colored Japanese studies, along with captivating period ephemera, lithographs based on his work, and humorous caricatures of the artist.
Contents
  • Felice Beato : a photographer on the Eastern road / Anne Lacosta
  • Felice Beato and the photography of war
  • Facsimiles of the Henry Hering Catalogue.
Description
1 online resource (vii, 202 pages) : illustrations
Notes
  • "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, from December 7, 2010 to April 4, 2011"--PDF title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction Notes
Electronic reproduction. Los Angeles, CA : Getty Publications, 2016. (Getty Publications virtual library)
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