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The Journey of “A Good Type”

From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780873654081

Publication Date: 08/03/2015


144 pages

8-3/8 x 9-7/8 inches

73 color photographs, 2 halftones

Peabody Museum Press


  • Illustrations
  • Foreword: What Photographs “Do” in Museums [Elizabeth Edwards]
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. A Valuable Collection
    • The Collectors
  • 2. Visual Journeys
    • Souvenir Photography in Japan
    • A Journey through “Old Japan”
    • Beneath the Surface
  • 3. Vanishing Types
    • The Vanishing Type
    • Photographing the Type
    • Anthropometric Photographs
    • “Historic Boards” in the Peabody Museum
    • Scientific Type Photography in Japan
  • 4. Visual Salvage
    • Salvaging Japan
    • Museums and Visual Salvage
    • Native Types
  • 5. Visualizing the Future
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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