Garden of the East
Photography in Indonesia 1850s-1940s
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|Format: ||Hardcover, 176 pages|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 December 2014|
Garden of the East opens the door to a time of change in Indonesia in the century before independence from Dutch colonial interests. It takes the journey from the beginnings of photography in the region in the 1850s, which were driven by colonial interests, to the rise of the self-made Indonesian man and the upheaval before liberation in 1945, painting a portrait of the former Dutch East Indies and its eventual end. The period is captured in the work of the earliest photographers travelling from Europe to the ascent of the region's own photographers, including those indigenous to Indonesia, and the growth of international interests in Indonesia as a destination, as an Eden of sorts, as the Garden of the East.
National Gallery of Australia|
23.37 x 23.11 x 1.78 centimetres (1.09 kg)|
15+ years |