The Journey of “A Good Type”: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780873654081: The Journey of “A Good Type”: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When Japan opened its doors to the West in the 1860s, delicately hand-tinted photographic prints of Japanese people and landscapes were among its earliest and most popular exports. Renowned European photographers Raimund von Stillfried and Felice Beato established studios in Japan in the 1860s; the work was soon taken up by their Japanese protégés and successors Uchida Kuichi, Kusakabe Kimbei, and others. Hundreds of these photographs, collected by travelers from the Boston area, were eventually donated to Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where they were archived for their ethnographic content and as scientific evidence of an "exotic" culture.

In this elegant volume, visual anthropologist David Odo examines the Peabody’s collection of Japanese photographs and the ways in which such objects were produced, acquired, and circulated in the nineteenth century. His innovative study reveals the images' shifting and contingent uses―from tourist souvenir to fine art print to anthropological “type” record―were framed by the desires and cultural preconceptions of makers and consumers alike. Understood as both images and objects, the prints embody complex issues of history, culture, representation, and exchange.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Odo is Director of Student Programs and Research Curator of University Collections Initiatives at the Harvard Art Museums and a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University.

Elizabeth Edwards is Research Professor in Photographic History and Director of the Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University in Leicester, England.

Review:

This important study of the nineteenth-century photographs in the Peabody Museum is written with verve and clarity of thought and will be welcomed by specialists and general readers alike. (Luke Gartlan, University of St Andrews)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Odo
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 22088293-n

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 42.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

David Odo
Published by Harvard Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Univ Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2672999

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 44.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Odo, David
Published by Harvard Univ Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TH-9780873654081

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 43.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

ODO
Published by Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0873654080

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 43.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Odo, David
Published by Harvard Univ Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780873654081

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 44.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

David Odo
Published by Peabody Museum of Archaeology Ethnology,U.S., United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peabody Museum of Archaeology Ethnology,U.S., United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Japan opened its doors to the West in the 1860s, delicately hand-tinted photographic prints of Japanese people and landscapes were among its earliest and most popular exports. Renowned European photographers Raimund von Stillfried and Felice Beato established studios in Japan in the 1860s; the work was soon taken up by their Japanese proteges and successors Uchida Kuichi, Kusakabe Kimbei, and others. Hundreds of these photographs, collected by travelers from the Boston area, were eventually donated to Harvard s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where they were archived for their ethnographic content and as scientific evidence of an exotic culture. In this elegant volume, visual anthropologist David Odo examines the Peabody s collection of Japanese photographs and the ways in which such objects were produced, acquired, and circulated in the nineteenth century. His innovative study reveals the images shifting and contingent uses--from tourist souvenir to fine art print to anthropological type record--were framed by the desires and cultural preconceptions of makers and consumers alike. Understood as both images and objects, the prints embody complex issues of history, culture, representation, and exchange. Seller Inventory # AAH9780873654081

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 49.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Odo, David; Edwards, Elizabeth (foreward)
Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England (2015)
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. 144 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. PHOTOGRAPHY. When Japan opened its doors to the West in the 1860s, delicately hand-tinted photographic prints of Japanese people and landscapes were among its earliest and most popular exports. Renowned European photographers Raimund von Stillfried and Felice Beato established studios in Japan in the 1860s; the work was soon taken up by their Japanese protgs and successors Uchida Kuichi, Kusakabe Kimbei, and others. Hundreds of these photographs, collected by travelers from the Boston area, were eventually donated to Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where they were archived for their ethnographic content and as scientific evidence of an exotic culture. In this elegant volume, visual anthropologist David Odo examines the Peabody's collection of Japanese photographs and the ways in which such objects were produced, acquired, and circulated in the nineteenth century. His innovative study reveals the images' shifting and contingent usesÑfrom tourist souvenir to fine art print to anthropological "type" recordÑwere framed by the desires and cultural preconceptions of makers and consumers alike. Understood as both images and objects, the prints embody complex issues of history, culture, representation, and exchange. David Odo is Director of Student Programs and Research Curator of University Collections Initiatives at the Harvard Art Museums and a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Elizabeth Edwards is Research Professor in Photographic History and Director of the Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. (Key Words: David Odo, Elizabeth Edwards, Photography, Japanese Ancient Art, Japanese Ancient Photographs, Japanese Culture). book. Seller Inventory # 84039X1

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 45.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Odo, David
Published by Harvard University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Quantity Available: 12
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WH-9780873654081

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 38.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

David Odo
Published by Peabody Museum of Archaeology Ethnology,U.S., United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peabody Museum of Archaeology Ethnology,U.S., United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Japan opened its doors to the West in the 1860s, delicately hand-tinted photographic prints of Japanese people and landscapes were among its earliest and most popular exports. Renowned European photographers Raimund von Stillfried and Felice Beato established studios in Japan in the 1860s; the work was soon taken up by their Japanese proteges and successors Uchida Kuichi, Kusakabe Kimbei, and others. Hundreds of these photographs, collected by travelers from the Boston area, were eventually donated to Harvard s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where they were archived for their ethnographic content and as scientific evidence of an exotic culture. In this elegant volume, visual anthropologist David Odo examines the Peabody s collection of Japanese photographs and the ways in which such objects were produced, acquired, and circulated in the nineteenth century. His innovative study reveals the images shifting and contingent uses--from tourist souvenir to fine art print to anthropological type record--were framed by the desires and cultural preconceptions of makers and consumers alike. Understood as both images and objects, the prints embody complex issues of history, culture, representation, and exchange. Seller Inventory # AAH9780873654081

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 51.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

David Odo, Elizabeth Edwards
Published by Peabody Museum Press, Harvard University 2015-08-03, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2015)
ISBN 10: 0873654080 ISBN 13: 9780873654081
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peabody Museum Press, Harvard University 2015-08-03, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780873654081

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 44.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.38
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book