Indonesia: 500 Early Postcards
Text : Leo Haks, Steven Wachlin
288 pages · 225 x 245 mm · 30 €
ISBN : 978-981-4155-25-0
Ouvrage uniquement disponible en langue anglaise
When Indonesia was still known as the Dutch East Indies, images on postcards were often the first views foreigners had of this fascinating land, the world’s largest archipelago. The postcards in this book are divided according to seven regions : Sumatra, Java, Bali and the Lesser Sundas, southern Borneo (now Kalimantan), Celebes (Sulawesi), New Guinea (Irian Jaya) and the Moluccas, and a separate section for the capital, Batavia (Jakarta). These early postcards form a vivid visual history of Indonesia : indigenous clothes and ceremonies, kampung life, the countryside, towns, the arts and monuments. An attractive and nostalgic record, these postcards are also a useful resource for those interested in archaeology, architecture, textile design and town planning. Deltiologists (postcard collectors) will appreciate the inclusion of information such as cancellation date, publisher, series, and photographer or artist.
| Voyage de Paris à Java | Batak Sculpture | The Art of the Lesser Sundas | Batik : Creating an Identity | The Book of Batik | Batavia in Nineteenth Century Photographs | The Indonesian Heritage Series | Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art | Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia | Rimbaud in Java | Lempad of Bali | Indonesian Tribal Art |