- Uitgever:Editions N.E.A.
- Bindwijze:Cont. half linen, marbled boards
- Aantal Pagina's:286
- Volumes:2 volumes
- Illustraties:B&W photographs & illustrations
Le miroir du Congo belge [Two volumes]
Two volumes with French text, some illustrations and numerous B&W photographs. The photographs are mainly scenic views (landscapes, villages, missionaries) and portraits. The second volume also has a section on "l'Art africain" and African fauna and flora.
"Strikingly, the photographs focus mainly on the Congolese peoples, their traditional ways of life and external characteristics - body decoration, (lack of) clothing, hairstyles and so on - and not on economic developments. [...] The photographs, presented in all possible formats, seem to suggest that time has stood still in the Congo and the Belgian colonisation is necessary." (BERGHMANS, T. (2019). Photobook Belge 1854-Now. Antwerp: FOMU. p111
Verkrijgbaar als Tweedehands
Foxing, Spine of the book damaged
Both volumes in excellent condition. Original wrappers not preserved.