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History Images * S I G N E D * - FIRST EDITION -: Sze Tsung Leong History Images * S I G N E D * - FIRST EDITION -: Sze Tsung Leong History Images * S I G N E D * - FIRST EDITION -: Sze Tsung Leong

History Images * S I G N E D * - FIRST EDITION -

Sze Tsung Leong

ISBN 10: 3865212743 / ISBN 13: 9783865212740
Published by Steidl, 2006
Condition: As New Hardcover
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STATED FIRST Edition AND Printing. A FLAWLESS volume, * SIGNED * by Sze Tsung Leong directly onto the title page, (signature only). English text. Color plate on front cover and color plate on rear cover, are in MINT condition. Grey cloth bound, with black titles. An Index of the 131 photographic plates at rear, with essays by both Sze Tsung Leong and Stephen Shore. 142+ pages. Awesome item. Protected in a mylar slip.SIGNED Copy. (Priority and International postage at cost, due to weight). Bookseller Inventory # 002210

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Title: History Images * S I G N E D * - FIRST ...

Publisher: Steidl

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Since 2002, Sze Tsung Leong has been photographing the dramatic changes that are transforming the cities of China, revealing a process that begins with the destruction of traditional neighborhoods and ends in the mass construction of new urban environments. He travels with a large-format view camera, visiting cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Nanjing, Pingyao and Xiamen, and the resulting highly detailed images portray the immense scale of the upheaval and of the contradictions created by its uncertain and fluctuating environment. Traditional buildings in the process of being demolished are juxtaposed against the glass walls that are about to replace them; seemingly abandoned buildings on the verge of destruction, or in the midst of construction, reveal clues of habitation; historic areas survive as a result of neglect and isolation rather than intent; and obscured in the midst of expansive, culturally ambivalent spaces, small Chinese script on indistinct signs serves as the only hint that these environments are in China. Collectively, the photographs in History Images capture the erasure and subsequent absence of history, and the moment of anticipation for the new future to unfold; it is an urban reality caught in the tenuous period after the end of one history and at the beginning of another.

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