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China

Rae Yang

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780893818845
Paperback
199 pages
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A stirring tribute to chinas land and people, and a lasting vision of the country within.To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China, Aperture ispublishing Imaging China. This magnificent volume unfoldsMoreA stirring tribute to chinas land and people, and a lasting vision of the country within.To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China, Aperture ispublishing Imaging China. This magnificent volume unfolds a series of in-depth portfolios by twenty ofthe most important Chinese and Western photographers of the era, conveying the extent of theirinvolvement in politics, culture, and everyday life. Together with texts by leading thinkers, writings bythe photographers, and selections of ancient and modern poetry, this collection offers profound insightinto a country that has been closed to the West for more than half of its existence.Drawn to China by its dramatic upheavals and its rich cultural legacy, the worlds greatest photographersoffer thrilling proof of the power of photography to explore-and convey-the human experience. FromFrances Henri Cartier-Bresson, present at the creation of the Republic in 1949, to Chinas Liu HeungShing, who chronicled a society in transition following the death of Mao Tse-tung, to Wu Jialin andStuart Franklin working today, the image makers represented here have created visions of China as broadand diverse as the country and its society. Imaging China is an extraordinary visual exploration of anextraordinary place and time.