Scholarship on 19th century Japanese photography keeps on growing with lots of new stories, discoveries and images to read about. I am getting my hands on these ten books published between 2014 and 2017. I can't wait to find out what new things we've learnt about Japanese photohistories of the 19th century, and write brief revies to put up here. Have you read any of them?
Books published most recently:
Gartlan, Luke, and Roberta Wue. Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan. London ans New York, Routledge, 2017.
Gartlan, Luke, and Raimund von Stillfried. A Career of Japan: Baron Raimund Von Stillfried and Early Yokohama Photography. Leiden: Brill, 2016.
Palazzo del Governatore (Parma, Italy), and Francesco Paolo Campione. Giappone segreto: capolavori della fotografia dell'800. Firenze, Italia: Giunti, 2016.
Schulenburg, Stephan, and Matthias Wagner K. Yokohama 1868-1912: Als die bilder leuchten lernten = when pictures learned to shine. 2016.
Kühn, Christine. Zartrosa und Lichtblau: japanische Fotografie der Meiji-Zeit, 1868-1912. Berlin: Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2015.
Odo, David. The Journey of "a Good Type": From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press, Harvard University, 2015.
Campione, Francesco Paolo. La Scuola di Yokohama: la fotografia nel Giappone dell'Ottocento. 2015.
Okatsuka, Akiko, and Wagatsuma Naomi. Ukiyoe kara shashin e: shikaku no bunmei kaika = From ukiyo-e to photography : cultural awakening in Japan's visual field. 2015.
Ross, Kerry. Photography for Everyone The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2015.
Shimooka, Renjō. Nihon shashin no kaitakusha. 2014.
下岡蓮杖 ; 東京都写真美術館監修 = A pioneer of Japanese photography / Shimooka Renjō