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 Peach Blossom Shangri-La 

 大家盡一點力來創造一個人間樂園 ∞ Let's all help to create a Shangri-La 

 

The first paragraph of Chapter 1 of a book titled "Circulation and Control - Artistic Culture and Intellectual Property in the Nineteenth Century":

"The nineteenth century witnessed a series of revolutions in the production, circulation, and reproduction of images. Thanks to changes in printing and imaging technology and shifts in the practices of artists, publishers, and photographers, images became more readily available, in a wider range of media than ever before. Working in the new field of lithography, artists produced portraits, landscapes, caricatures, and depictions of events done ‘on the spot’, which were distributed quickly and cheaply. The development of photography led to the circulation of radically new forms of images such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, and stereographs. The quest to reproduce paintings and photographs spurred numerous experiments with printing techniques and photomechanical processes; meanwhile, a ‘mechanical turn’ in sculpture led producers and artists to invent materials and practical machines for the mass production of their work.1 Engravings became a common feature in books, magazines, and newspapers, profoundly affecting the experience of reading."

 

Circulation and Control - Artistic Culture and Intellectual Property in the Nineteenth Century    (file size: about 11 MB)