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Disappearing Shanghai - Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life.

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This book is a photographic exploration of life in the old and rapidly disappearing quarters of Shanghai, with accompanying poems and essays by the author of fiction and poetry, Qiu Xiaolong. The photographs, all taken in a documentary style over a period of five years, represent an intimate and invaluable visual natural history of a way of life in the workers’ quarters and other central districts of the city that held sway throughout the 20th century and into the early years of the 21st century, before yielding to the ambitious ongoing efforts at urban reconstruction. Mr. Qiu, whose best-known books are largely set in this old city, where his protagonist Inspector Chen walks around in investigations, is suited like few others to provide a lyrical accompanying text whose purpose is to celebrate the life, beauty and texture of this world before it has vanished altogether. No photographer has pursued this subject with more dedication and persistence than Mr. French, whose photographs of Shanghai have been exhibited on four continents. Taken together, the work of these two contributors offers compelling esthetics and lasting historical value for lovers of Shanghai, past, present and future. With narrative and introduction.

Hardcover which reflects the photographs on the dust cover and is in very good order. The dust cover shows signs of shelf wear and handling. The inside of the book is 'as new'.

Item details

Author(s):
Howard w French / Qiu Xiaolong
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.7 x 21 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1931907811
ISBN-13:
9781931907811
Number of pages:
126
Publisher:
Homa & Sekey Books
Title:
Disappearing Shanghai - Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life.

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This book is a photographic exploration of life in the old and rapidly disappearing quarters of Shanghai, with accompanying poems and essays by the author of fiction and poetry, Qiu Xiaolong. The photographs, all taken in a documentary style over a period of five years, represent an intimate and invaluable visual natural history of a way of life in the workers’ quarters and other central districts of the city that held sway throughout the 20th century and into the early years of the 21st century, before yielding to the ambitious ongoing efforts at urban reconstruction. Mr. Qiu, whose best-known books are largely set in this old city, where his protagonist Inspector Chen walks around in investigations, is suited like few others to provide a lyrical accompanying text whose purpose is to celebrate the life, beauty and texture of this world before it has vanished altogether. No photographer has pursued this subject with more dedication and persistence than Mr. French, whose photographs of Shanghai have been exhibited on four continents. Taken together, the work of these two contributors offers compelling esthetics and lasting historical value for lovers of Shanghai, past, present and future. With narrative and introduction.

Hardcover which reflects the photographs on the dust cover and is in very good order. The dust cover shows signs of shelf wear and handling. The inside of the book is 'as new'.

Author(s):
Howard w French / Qiu Xiaolong
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.7 x 21 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1931907811
ISBN-13:
9781931907811
Number of pages:
126
Publisher:
Homa & Sekey Books
Title:
Disappearing Shanghai - Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life.

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