Korea: Caught in Time

Korea: Caught in TimeReading Korea Caught In Time Author Terry Bennett Oknalubliniec.eu Once Known As The Hermit Kingdom , Korea Was First Pried Open By Japan In 1876 It Opened To The West In 1883, And Even Today It Remains A Little Known Country Yet Its Distinct Culture And History Could Not Be Colorful Or Fascinating Photographs From Key Private Collections And Museum Archives In Europe, America And Russia Are Collected In This Volume, Forming A Unique Anthology And Giving Insight Into The Cultural Heritage Of Korea The Book Includes The Very First Photographs Ever Taken On Korean Soil, By The Famous War Photographer Felice Beato He Accompanied The American Squadron Of Five Ships That Landed In 1871 To Attempt To Open Korea To Trade His Photographs Show The Subsequent Fighting And The Korean People The Americans Encountered Other Early Photographs Include Royal Portraits Taken In The 1890s Queen Min, The Last Queen Of Korea, Was Assassinated By The Japanese In 1895 And The Striking Image Presented Here Is The Only Known Photograph Of Her With A Wide Range Of Pictures By The Photographic Pioneers Who First Travelled To The Country, Including Stereoscopes, Glass Slides And Albumen Prints All Reproduced In Duotone Plus Hand Tinted Photographs Reproduced In Color, Readers Will For The First Time Be Able To See The People, The Landscape, The Town Life And The Traditional Crafts And Costumes Of Korea At The Turn Of The Last Century. East Asian photography historian Terry Bennett blesses us with a paperback reprint of his woefully rare 1998 hardcover photo journal Korea Caught in Time A satisfying serving of some the earliest surviving prints on Korea, Bennett graciously but briefly narrates some of the stories behind the photos from his impressive private collection Featuring a concise and informative introduction by former British Ambassador to Korea Martin Uden, this excellent compilation is one of the few of its kind In addition to the varied subjects and locations included from the author s collection, this photo book is also sparingly padded with various prints from other public and private collections that span from the 1870s to the early 1900s The book begins with a contextual background on Korea s international state of affairs prior to the introduction of the camera by foreigners The meat of the book, though, is but only sprinkled with relevant background knowledge and instead favors a photographic expos approach This contrasts the compendium storytelling of Donald Clark s Missionary Photography in Korea or even John

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Korea: Caught in Time
  • Terry Bennett
  • English
  • 17 February 2018
  • 9781859642214