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manipulated photographs, alteration (process and technique), propaganda, altered prints, photography handworked, truthfulness and falsehood in art, china, Mao, Zedong 1893-1976, artists' books


1 volume, 136 pages. "In his book A Second History, Beijing-based artist, Zhang Dali, examines the widespread use of photographic manipulation carried out by the Chinese government during the regime of Mao Tse-tung (1949-76). Using a compare and contrast format this artist book presents a chronological sequence of original, unmodified images together with their doctored doppelgängers which were manipulated in party-run, photo labs in the 50s, 60s and 70s for the Chinese propaganda market." -- From

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North Vancouver, BC : Presentation House Gallery Toronto, ON : Bywater Bros. Editions, c2012.


©Dali, Zhang. North Vancouver, BC: Presentation House Gallery; Toronto, ON: Bywater Bros. Editions. 2012

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24 cm

A Second History

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