Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906
Lot 8103
Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture
Tokyo, 1906
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Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906 Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture Tokyo, 1906
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Two Early Publications on Chinese Imperial Architecture
Tokyo, 1906
The first entitled Shinkoku Pekin kōjō shashinchō Photographs of Palace Buildings of Peking, compiled by the Imperial museum of Tokyo, collotyped from the negatives taken by K. Ogawa, F. R. P. S., with explanatory notes in Japanese by C. Ito. English by T. Tomiogi. Chinese by A. Aoyagi published Tokyo, K. Ogawa, 1906, no. 256 from the limited edition of 500 in 2 folding cases, originally containing 172 plates (23 plates missing in this copy); the second, by Okuyama, Tsunegorō, Pekin kōjō kenchiku sōshoku: fuzu hachijūyō The Imperial City, Peking, China . Tōkyō: Ogawa Kazumasa Shuppanbu, 1906, from the limited edition of 1000 copies, a single folding case containing text and originally 80 illustrations (one plate missing). [3]
19in (48cm) each volume

Footnotes

  • 清國北京皇城寫眞帖
    北京皇城建築裝飾 : 附圖八十葉

    Provenance:
    Private California collection

    Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929), the photographer for the stunning images in both these collections, is an important figure in the history of Japanese photography. Having studied the dry plate printing process while in Philadelphia and Boston 1883-1884, Ogawa returned to Japan to produce a number of illustrated books on Japanese life and culture. Traveling to China with Professor Chuta Ito and the Imperial University of Tokyo, Ogawa would document the architecture and decoration of the Forbidden City and nearby temples in the waning years of the Qing.
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