zaterdag 8 maart 2014

Forthcoming Spring 2015 The Chinese Photobook Curated by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren Photography

In the last decade there has been a major reappraisal of the role and status of the photobook within the history of photography. Revisionist histories 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 three Chinese photobooks have made it onto historians’ short lists.

Yet China has a fascinating history of photobook publishing, and Aperture’s exhibition The Chinese Photobook will reveal for the first time the richness and diversity of this heritage. Divided into six historical sections, it will delight and engage photobook enthusiasts with the excitement of discovery. Based on a collection compiled by Martin Parr and Beijing- and London-based Dutch photographer team WassinkLundgrenThe Chinese Photobook embodies an unprecedented amount of research and scholarship, and includes accompanying texts and individual title descriptions by Raymond Lum, Stephanie Tung, and Gu Zheng.
The Chinese Photobook will also reveal much about China itself, and the country’s dramatic twists and turns during the last 150 years.
Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography, recognized as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. Author of over thirty photography books, his photographs have been collected by museums worldwide, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tate Modern, London. Parr is a member of Magnum Photos.
WassinkLundgren is a collaboration between Dutch artists Thijs groot Wassink and Ruben Lundgren. Their work together includes book projects, exhibitions, and photography commissions. They met while studying at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands and have worked together since 2005. They have received several awards, including the Dutch Doc Award and Foto Kees Scherer Prijs for best photobook, and have been nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award.
Includes approximately fifty-five books (with an average of eight to ten books in each of the six sections) and eighty framed portfolio pages, as well as video slideshows that will allow the viewer to “flip” through the more delicate books that must be presented in vitrines. Less rare books will be available for handling on a viewing table. In addition, the exhibitor will receive high-res tear-sheet files, which will be produced by the venue as vinyl blowups.
Related Publication:
The Chinese Photobook
Edited by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren
11 3⁄4 x 12 7⁄8 in. (29.8 x 32.7 cm)
456 pages, 600 four-color images
Hardcover with jacket
Spring 2015
See also 

Forthcoming Spring 2014 Book about Chinese Photobooks Martin Parr WassinkLundgren Photography

La Chine à terre et en ballon; reproduction de 272 photographies, exécutées par des officiers du génie du corps expéditionnaire et groupées sur 42 [i.e. 41] planches et phototypie avec légendes explicatives (1902)

1900年,八国联军中的法军,在北京和天津首次使用了热气球进行侦查,并留下一批航拍的照片。法国军队回国后,为了纪念他们的这次远征,从这些航拍照片中挑选了一部分,结合一部分在陆地拍摄的照片,1902年小范围的出版了一本《LA CHINE A TERRE ET EN BALLON》,这本书有个包袱皮式的封套,打开后是目录和说明文字,最后是散页形式的内页,共41页。这本书的内容和视角很少见,因此很珍贵,我曾经有四篇从这本书延伸出来的博文:



China As She Is:
A Comprehensive Album 
This auction features China As She Is: A Comprehensive Album , published in 1934 in Shanghai, China. The book provides an extensive look at prewar China. There are sections on 28 provinces of China (some provinces are grouped together; there are 23 separate chapters for the 28 provinces). Each chapter begins with one page of text giving general information about the province and its major cities followed by black & white photos of industry, agriculture, buildings, historic and religious landmarks, lakes and other natural features. The text is in English and Chinese.

The book begins with a two-page map of china followed by 20 full page color photos (protected by tissue guards). There are 474 pages plus ten foldout statistical charts (1 is creased at the edge, the others are flat). Title page for each chapter has a pasted down color photo on it (see photo). There are photographic endpapers (b&w photo of dragons carved on a wall).

China As She Is was published by Liang You Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China, in 1934 and is a second impression. L.T. Wu was the editor-in-chief and the book was photographed by T. S. Leung, Y.H. Chang, P. Auyoung, W. Szeto

Pictorial Review of the Sino-Japanese Conflict 1932

The Shanghai Trouble = 上海事變寫眞帖 (Shanghai Incident Photo Album) Paperback – January 1, 1932

"Chairman Mao is the red sun of our hearts" - scarce illustrated album from the early period of Cultural Revolution published in July 1967 by The "People's Fine Arts Publishing House" for The "Chinese Revolution Photographic Society". The album contains 68 plates with black & white historical pictures & many affixed color photographs signed by Zhong Guo, Ge Ming, She Ying, Xie Hui, Bian Ji.


Beijing: China Album Editing Commit tee, 1959. First Edition. Large folio. One of the greatest propaganda books ever published, with over 500 illustrations, many photographic and printed in rich gravure, with color images, and non-photographic art plates, either tipped or mounted in. Published to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. No edition size is indicated. A beautiful copy in satin boards with inset red Chinese characters, original acetate overlay, publisher's box.

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