Small God, Big City: Earth God Shrines in Urban Hong Kong
Small God, Big City: Earth God Shrines in
Following the success of Hong Kong Corner Houses (2011), German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his collaboration with Hong Kong University Press to produce Small God, Big City. Michael again uses his creative eye to draw attention to overlooked objects in the visually rich urban environment of Hong Kong. This time, the object is the Earth God shrine, found commonly by the doorways of shops and homes throughout Hong Kong. Through his visually stimulating and thought- provoking photographs, Michael challenges our sensitivity to seemingly familiar everyday things. An interpretative text for the photographs is authored by two familiar names Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, who are well-known academics and practitioners of heritage conservation in Hong Kong. The text leads readers to a better understanding of the topic and the meaning behind Michael’s photographs of Earth God shrines in urban Hong Kong. The topic of this book is timely, given the vulnerability of traditional beliefs and practices in an increasingly urbanised Hong Kong. It is hoped that Small God, Big City will provoke deeper thoughts on who we are and what we believe in, in this modern world.
- ASIN: 9888139932
Hong Kong As It Was: Hedda Morrison’s Photographs 1946–47
Hong Kong As It Was: Hedda Morrison’s Photographs
In September 1946, when the photographer Hedda Morrison reached Hong Kong, it remained little changed from decades earlier. Acclaimed for her images of China taken in the 1930s and 1940s, Hedda Morrison delighted in recording the patterns of everyday life. Now, captivated by Hong Kong and its people, she embraced the colony’s diversity. For six months, cameras in hand, Morrison roamed its districts, streets, coasts and valleys. Within years, much of what Hedda Morrison witnessed in 1946–47 would be swept aside. Yet when she was there Hong Kong life still had its old feel and traditions, with fine colonial precincts, tenement streets, bustling markets, itinerant hawkers, fisherfolk and rice farmers. In this book, Morrison’s telling images are complemented by Edward Stokes' essays portraying the postwar years. Hedda Morrison’s photographs are the work of a masterful, artistic photographer. However, fewer than thirty of this book’s photographs had been published before. It was those images, first sighted in a 1946 government report, that led Edward Stokes to begin searching for Morrison’s original negatives―which later were discovered at the Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University. This is a unique record of a now vanished Hong Kong―the most complete pictorial a...
- Brand: Brand: Hong Kong University Press
- ASIN: 9622099661
Hong Kong Photo Tour (English and Chinese Edition)
Hong Kong Photo Tour (English and Chinese
What is your first impression towards Hong Kong? Is it only a fantastic city with stunning skyscrapers standing on the land? This book - "Hong Kong Photo Tour 1" will bring you to visit Hong Kong in other aspects. You will definitely be attracted by all stunning scenes of Hong Kong when you read the book. English and Chinese descriptions are all available for each photo in the book. Several pieces of digital artwork about various topics are also included in the book.
- ASIN: 1448699312
Hong Kong: Monocle Travel Guide (The Monocle Travel Guide Series)
Hong Kong: Monocle Travel Guide (The Monocle Travel
The definitive travel guides that make you feel like a local wherever you go. Monoclemagazine covers the world with its network of bureaus (New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, Singapore), its more than 30 dedicated correspondents based from Beirut to Bogota, Sao Paulo to Stolkholm, and its team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. Monocle-the magazine that covers urbanism and the city design like no other-knows about the hidden gems in all the great cities. It also knows where to take an ambassador for breakfast, an on-the-go businessman for a late night cocktail, or where to get an astute concierge at ungodly hours. Its deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has been compiled in the new Monocle Travel Guides. Launching this spring with editions for London and Tokyo, followed by New York and Hong Kong, these beautiful books reveal the Monocle team's favorite places, from the ideal route for an early morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Aimed at people who do not want to be tourists but rather feel like locals when they travel, these are books for those who want to mix the classic with the contemporary, want to get beyond the cliches, and know they can get a feel for a city even if they only have a f...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 3899555767
- UPC: 783324916379
Hong Kong Annual Report 1956
Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 2
Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They
David puts more of his favourite old Hong Kong photos under the magnifying glass, revealing the photos' secrets, and uncovering their hidden stories. Flying Italian miners, and the most beautiful woman you'll never see are just two of the surprises in store for you.
- ASIN: 9887827614
The Photo Book of Hong Kong. Images of architecture, culture, nature, landscapes in Wan chai, Sok Kwu Wan, Por Lo Shan and more. (Photo Books 63)
The Photo Book of Hong Kong. Images of
Image IndexBoats docked on riverBusy port hong kongCity architectureCity of hong kongConnaught road june Docks full of boatsFestival marchFlorentijn hofman rubber duck hong kong Food feastFortress hill mtr stationHarbour boat lifeHong kong airportHong kong containers terminal portHong kong facadeHong kong parkHong kong supermarket in chinatownHong kong tramwaysLady reading on benchLady selling goods on the waterNew year travel to hong kongOcean view of cityPanda configurationPeaceful gardenPor lo shan hong kongRain glass architectureRestaurant in hong kong on temple streetSkyline at nightSkyline city viewSkyscraper city lifeSkyscraper columnsSoho at nightSok kwu wanStairs and flowerpotsStatues attracting touristsStreet cleaner hong kongStreets and buidlingsStunning view of hong kong from skyTiger balm garden june Transportation by riverUrban hunter black kiteWan chai
- ASIN: B00NYWBBDQ
Hong Kong Street Photo
Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 1
Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They
Not your typical photo book! David Bellis, founder of the popular local history website Gwulo, shows you a selection of his favourite photos of old Hong Kong. So far, so familiar. But then he takes you on a deep dive to discover and understand the photos' most minute and revealing details. Plague-ridden rats, flapper hats, and chocolates are just a few of the surprising clues you'll investigate. Finally, David helps you piece the clues together to uncover the photos' hidden stories.
- ASIN: 9887827606
Hong Kong (City Guide)
Hong Kong (City
With its fabled urban landscape and vibrant Chinese culture, Hong Kong is one of the world’s most exciting cities. Whether you want to take a bay cruise on the Star Ferry, eat and shop your way around Kowloon, or find peace at an atmospheric temple, Insight City Guide Hong Kong will make sure you have the quintessential Hong Kong experience. Features by local writers delve into topics including the city’s dim sum tradition, Chinese medicine, and the local love of horse racing, while evocative accounts of Hong Kong’s districts bring the city to life, from the dramatic vistas of the Peak to the shops and bars of lively Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, and the beaches and monasteries of the outlying territories and islands. Full-color photography and maps help you navigate with ease and our detailed Travel Tips gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, including our selection of the best and most authentic hotel and restaurants.
- ASIN: 1780051506
Beyond the Great Wall
Beyond the Great
WINNER OF THE 2009 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARDWINNER OF THE 2009 IACP BEST INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK AWARDA bold and eye-opening new cookbook with magnificent photos and unforgettable stories.In the West, when we think about food in China, what usually comes to mind are the signature dishes of Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai. But beyond the urbanized eastern third of China lie the high open spaces and sacred places of Tibet, the Silk Road oases of Xinjiang, the steppelands of Inner Mongolia, and the steeply terraced hills of Yunnan and Guizhou. The peoples who live in these regions are culturally distinct, with their own history and their own unique culinary traditions. In Beyond the Great Wall, the inimitable duo of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid―who first met as young travelers in Tibet―bring home the enticing flavors of this other China. For more than twenty-five years, both separately and together, Duguid and Alford have journeyed all over the outlying regions of China, sampling local home cooking and street food, making friends and taking lustrous photographs. Beyond the Great Wall shares the experience in a rich mosaic of recipes―from Central Asian cumin-scented kebabs and flatbreads to Tibetan stews and Mongolian hot pots―photos, and stories. A m...
- Brand: Alford, Jeffrey/ Duguid, Naomi/ Jung, Richard (PHT)
- ASIN: 1579653014
- UPC: 791243653015
Walt Disney’s Disneyland
Walt Disney dreamed for decades about opening the ultimate entertainment venue, but it wasn’t until the early 1950s that his handpicked team began to bring his vision to life. Together, artists, architects, and engineers transformed a dusty tract of orange groves about an hour south of Los Angeles into one of the world’s most beloved destinations.Today, there are Disney resorts from Paris to Shanghai, but the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which has been visited by more than 800 million people to-date, remains one of America’s most popular attractions. From the day it opened on July 17, 1955, Disneyland brought history and fairy tales to life, the future into the present, and exciting cultures and galaxies unknown to our imaginations.This bountiful visual history draws on Disney’s vast historical collections, private archives, and the golden age of photojournalism to provide unique access to the concept, development, launch, and enjoyment of this sun-drenched oasis of fun and fantasy. Disneyland documents Walt’s earliest inspirations and ideas; the park’s extraordinary feats of design and engineering; its grand opening; each of its immersive “lands” from Main Street, U.S.A., to Tomorrowland; and the park’s evolution through the six decades since it ...
- ASIN: 3836563487
Spatial Cemetery: A Journey Beneath the Surface of Hidden Hong Kong
Spatial Cemetery: A Journey Beneath the Surface of
The book you are holding contains secrets and stories about Hong Kong that have never before been published. Prepare to have your preconceived notions of this bustling Asian financial hub butchered as you journey through crevices, enter hidden portals, clamber over barbed-wire fences, evade security guards and infiltrate derelict structures to travel back in time. Your hosts are an anonymous grassroots squad of explorers who will show you a side of Hong Kong only a specialist minority know about. Although the city has some of the most expensive property on the planet, an unknown world awaits beyond the shimmering skyscrapers and under the glitzy malls. This is the hidden kingdom of non-spaces: environments and structures that lie fallow, usually abandoned and left to rot, or suspended in limbo awaiting evictions and demolition. The HK Urbex crew – a covert collective of urban explorers whose exploits merge archaeology, ethnography, historiography and anthropology – unearth dead zones on the periphery of the city. They invite you to explore haunted schools, rummage through old crime scenes, reconnoitre condemned buildings and uncover the scraps of modernisation which won't be recorded in history books. So come inside, confront the aesthetic of loss, discover the value of dead...
- ASIN: 9887792861
Hong Kong: Dawn of a New Dynasty
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide China
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China reveals the magnificence of China's greatest sights, including in-depth coverage of the Forbidden City and Terracotta Soldiers. The guide provides expert tips for visiting the Great Wall, cruising through the stunning Yangzi Three Gorges, and exploring the ultra-modern cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong. Explore China's cultural heritage through richly illustrated features on everything from the Beijing Opera to Confucianism, calligraphy, and the cult of Mao. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China includes 3-D cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of the major architectural sights, plus maps of the key cities and towns. The best places to stay and eat have been provided by resident experts and recommendations on regional specialties will ensure you don't miss China's best dishes. Markets and festivals are listed town by town. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China shows you this diverse country as no one else can.
- ASIN: 1465469109