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The Yokohama School

Photography in 19th-century Japan

Edited by Francesco Paolo Campione.

Featured image is reproduced from 'The Yokohama School.'

Take a tour of Meiji-era Japan through these exquisitely crafted hand-colored photographs

Photography found its way to Japan in the second half of the 19th century, toward the close of the Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji era, during which the new technology of cameras and film development mingled with the traditional skills of local Japanese painters. These artists were able to color photographic prints by hand, meticulously applying paint to the tiniest of surfaces in order to accurately convey the richness of the environments they captured. The results of this highly disciplined practice were exquisite hand-colored albumen prints virtually indistinguishable from actual color photography.

Often purchased in albums as souvenirs by Western tourists, these photographs frequently depicted beautiful landscapes, dynamic architecture and various Japanese citizens in traditional garb. Because the largest market for these photographs was in Yokohama, a city south of Tokyo, the technical and aesthetic style became known as the “School of Yokohama.” Clearly informed by artistic movements of the time and echoing the work of greats such as Utamaro and Hokusai, these photographs are as much a demonstration of their creators’ skill as they are a record of everyday life in 19th-century Japan.

This volume presents a wide survey of these now-obscure masterpieces, each infused with both a sense of nostalgia and an undeniable liveliness.


Featured image is reproduced from 'The Yokohama School.'

The Yokohama School

STATUS: Forthcoming | 7/6/2021

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Contemporary Photography from Eastern Europe

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM EASTERN EUROPE

By Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857204420
USD $60.00
| CAN $78

Pub Date: 10/5/2010
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Contemporary Photography from the Far East

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE FAR EAST

By Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857200675
USD $50.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 9/15/2009
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Regeneration3

REGENERATION3

By Anne Lacoste.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857228242
USD $60.00
| CAN $78

Pub Date: 3/29/2016
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Contemporary Photography from North-Western Europe

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM NORTH-WESTERN EUROPE

By Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857229881
USD $45.00
| CAN $57.5

Pub Date: 3/29/2016
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Contemporary Photography from India and South America

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM INDIA AND SOUTH AMERICA

By Filippo Maggia, Claudia Fini.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857212494
USD $55.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 9/25/2012
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LC Foto

LC FOTO

By Tim Benton.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783443
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 8/15/2013
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Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present

SWISS PHOTOBOOKS FROM 1927 TO THE PRESENT

Edited by Peter Pfrunder.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782743
USD $120.00
| CAN $160

Pub Date: 12/5/2011
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Inside CERN

INSIDE CERN

By Andri Pol.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782750
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 2/27/2014
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From Somewhere to Nowhere

FROM SOMEWHERE TO NOWHERE

By Andreas Seibert.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781463
USD $54.90
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 9/17/2008
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Unfamiliar Familiarities

UNFAMILIAR FAMILIARITIES

Edited by Peter Pfrunder.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785102
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 3/25/2017
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The Dirty Colors of Growth

THE DIRTY COLORS OF GROWTH

By Andreas Seibert.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782958
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 11/25/2012
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Blindhaedir

BLINDHAEDIR

By Silvia Bachili.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782163
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 7/1/2010
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available



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