John Thomson (1837 - 1921) Photographer. RICHARD OVENDEN.

John Thomson (1837 - 1921) Photographer.

Edinburgh. National Library of Scotland. 1997. Stock ID #170137

Black and white photographic plates, introduction, notes, bibliography, glossary of photographic terms, index, 224pp. Chop lower corner title page. An excellent copy in a dustjacket. 30 x 21cm. "John Thomson was one of the most influential photographers of the nineteenth century. He photographed the royal court in Siam and became the first photographer to document the temple complex at Angkor in Cambodia. His major project however, was undertaken in China, where he was the first photographer to systematically document all aspects of the country: the landscape, industry, architecture, street people and governing classes. He returned to Britain in 1872, publishing his photographs in a number of books and articles which established his reputation as a traveller, photographer and authority on China." Publisher's description. This book has chapters on John Thomson and his work as well as China. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 170137).

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