Picturing Chinatown :art and orientalism in San Francisco0520225929, 9780585467443, 9780520225923

Author : Lee, Anthony W
Description:Picturing Chinatown :art and orientalism in San Francisco ;- :Lee, Anthony W :Picturing Chinatown :art and orientalism in San Francisco:University of California Press:2001:pdf:11 Mb : www.mirknig.comThis visually and intellectually exciting book brings the history of San Francisco's Chinatown alive by taking a close look at images of the quarter created during its first hundred years, from 1850 to 1950. Picturing Chinatown contains more than 160 photographs and paintings, some well known and many never reproduced before, to illustrate how this famous district has acted on the photographic and painterly imagination. Bringing together art history and the social and political history of San Francisco, this vividly detailed study unravels the complex cultural encounter that occurred between the women and men living in Chinatown and the artists who walked its streets, observed its commerce, and visited its nightclubs. 51
Categories: Art Photo
Year :2001
Publisher : University of California Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 367
File Info : pdf 12 Mb