Photography

Rossella Menegazzo

Lost Japan Felice Beato e la fotografia di Yokohama

Caption

The experiences of Felice Beato (1832-1909) - a Venetian photographer who arrived in Japan in 1863 - and his beautiful pictures reflect a period of ferment and cultural cross-contamination.

Europe was looking at the far-off and exotic Orient with interest, partly thanks to the remarkable photographs by Beato and other Japanese and foreign photographers living on the archipelago, just as Japan was opening up and welcoming new European science to its ports, Yokohama in particular. From 1860 to 1900, elegant albumin prints hand-coloured as instructed by Beato showed the world the landscapes, architecture, customs, traditions, fashions and beauty of a country just waiting to be explored.
Edizioni Electa / Alinari


Format
25 x 32
Binding
hardcover
Pages
160
Year of publication
2017
ISBN
9788891814951
Language
Italian
Genre
Photography
Publisher
Electa