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Hong Kong's skyline is ever in transition, a flamboyant affirmation of this city's determination to let nothing stand in its way as it forges full steam ahead into the future. Such unquenchable aspirations produce a seemingly endless succession of architectural marvels, as reflected in the pages of a volume that covers the full spectrum of inheritance, from Manchu times, through Hong Kong's colonial epoch to its present audacious display as show window and gateway to China. Written by Peter Moss for the lay reader and for those with an academic interest in the subject, Skylines:Hong Kong, serves both as tribute to the restless, driving spirit of a metropolis forever creating better and grander maiifistations of itself, and as nostalgic reminder of whence this city came.
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Peter Moss has made Hong Kong his home since 1965. He was here for the spillover of the Cultural Revolution in 1967, while the return of this former Bitish colony to China in 1997 marked the third imperial retreat to which he bore withness-the others being India in 1947 and Malaya in 1967. Aside from his novel The Singing Tree, (Bloomsbury), his published works include: Bye-Bye Blackbird and Distant Archipelagos, the first two volumes of an eventual triptych autobiography recounting his years in India, Malaya and Hong Kong.Review:
I particularly like the shape (tall and narrow) The content is typical FormAsia magnificent (The Asia Architectural Digest). Truly representative of the Hong Kong of the new millennium -- The Asia Magazine
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Book Description FormAsia, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Tall, narrow hardcover in excellent, unmarked condition (slight handling), with VG+ dust jacket (light handling, light wear, tiny scratch on back). 131 pages, with color architectural photographs throughout. [1.7 lbs]. Seller Inventory # 49196
Book Description FormAsia Books, Hong Kong, 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 131pp. Color illus. VG+ oversized hardback, upper corners mildly bumped, slight age-toning to page margins, minor wear, otherwise clean & tight/VG+ DJ, minor edgewear. Seller Inventory # 20565