WorldCat Identities

Genthe, Arnold 1869-1942

Overview
Works: 344 works in 482 publications in 5 languages and 4,429 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Diaries  Biography‡vPictorial works  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Editor, Illustrator, Honoree, pho
Classifications: F869.S36, 779.9979461
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Arnold Genthe
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Arnold Genthe
Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown by Arnold Genthe( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1895, a cultured, well-educated young German named Arnold Genthe arrived in San Francisco as a tutor to the son of an aristocratic family. Almost immediately, Genthe was attracted by Chinatown, or "Tangrenbu" {u2014} a teeming ten-block area of crowded buildings, narrow streets, and exotic sights and sounds in the shadow of Nob Hill. Fascinated by a living culture totally foreign to his experience, Genthe began to photograph Tangrenbu and its inhabitants. Today, these photographs (over 200 are known to exist) are the best visual documentary record of Chinatown at the turn of the century, offering priceless glimpses of the rich street life of the district before it was leveled by the great earthquake and fire of 1906. Rediscover the lost world of old Chinatown in serene and enduring images of cobbled streets and bustling shops, street vendors and merchants, fish and vegetable markets, Devil's Kitchen, the Street of the Gamblers, Portsmouth Square and more. But most of all, enjoy distinctive candid portraits of the people of old Chinatown: a pipe-bowl member, a paper gatherer, itinerant peddlers, toy merchants, boys playing shuttlecock, a fortune-teller, a sword dancer, women and children in ornate holiday finery, an aged opium smoker and many other unaffected and revealing images. Rich in detail and atmosphere, the photographs are complemented by historian John Tchen's informative and well-researched text, which outlines the turbulent history of Chinese-Americans in California, dispels numerous myths about Chinatown and its residents, and illuminates the role of Genthe's photographs in capturing the subtle flavor and texture of everyday life in the district before 1906
Contemporary art of 79 countries : the international business machines corporation collection by International Business Machines Corporation( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representatives of the International Business Machines Corporation in seventy-nine countries were instructed to ask leading art authorities to select the contemporary artists and paintings typical of their countries. Two collections, each representing seventy-nine countries were assembled. One was shown at the International Business Machines Gallery of Science and Art, Business Systems and Insurance Building, New York World's Fair. The other was on view at the International Business Machines Gallery of Science and Art, Palace of Electricity and Communication, Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco. --taken from "Behind the Exhibition"
Old Chinatown : a book of pictures by Will Irwin( Book )

17 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the dance by Arnold Genthe( Book )

19 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yellow jacket : a Chinese play done in a Chinese manner, in three acts by George Cochrane Hazelton( Book )

3 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isadora Duncan by Arnold Genthe( Book )

8 editions published between 1929 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressions of old New Orleans : a book of pictures by Arnold Genthe( Book )

9 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures of old Chinatown by Will Irwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Whitman in Camden : a selection of prose from Specimen days by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsches Slang : eine sammlung familiärer Ausdrücke und Redensarten by Arnold Genthe( Book )

13 editions published in 1892 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gardens of Kijkuit by Welles Bosworth( Book )

7 editions published between 1919 and 1980 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As I remember by Arnold Genthe( Book )

15 editions published between 1936 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Lucani codice Erlangensi by Arnold Genthe( Book )

11 editions published in 1894 in Latin and German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Dance : a collection of photographs by Arnold Genthe( Book )

4 editions published between 1920 and 1981 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isadora Duncan in her dances by Abraham Walkowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights and shadows( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arnold Genthe : pioneer of dance photography by Arnold Genthe( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American photographer Arnold Genthe is a pioneer of dance photography as an art form. In 1916 he published The Book of the Dance, the first true photobook dedicated to dance, in which the images not merely served to illustrate the text. Long exposure times made recording dance well-nigh impossible for many decades, but Nicky van Banning shows how Genthe used this drawback to advantage, especially to suggest movement
14 rare photographs by Arnold Genthe of San Francisco's Chinatown( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the first Los Angeles Photographic Salon : at the Los Angeles Camera Club, May 1st to 10th, 1902 by Los Angeles Camera Club( Book )

4 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when much of the focus on art photography was in New York, this volume documents the active of the pictorialist on the West Coast
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.51 (from 0.09 for American h ... to 0.87 for De Lucani ...)

Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown
Alternative Names
Arnold Genthe

Arnold Genthe American photographer

Arnold Genthe Amerikaans fotograaf (1869-1942)

Arnold Genthe fotógrafo estadounidense de origen alemán

Arnold Genthe fotografo statunitense di origine tedesca

Arnold Genthe German-American photographer

Arnold Genthe photographe américain d'origine allemande

Arnold Genthe US-amerikanischer Fotograf und Philologe deutscher Abstammung

Genthe, Arnold 1869-1942

Genthe Arnoldus 1869-1942

Genthe, Dr. Arnold

アーノルド・ジェンス

Languages
Covers
Old Chinatown : a book of pictures