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AN ERA WITHOUT MEMORIES: CHINESE CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY ON URBAN TRANSFORMATION. Jiang Jiehong. Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 2015. 192 pp. with 132 ills. (115 col.). 25 x 22 cm. LC 2014-944639 ISBN 9780500544433 In English.
Publisher's description: This timely book documents the phenomenon of rapid and transformative urbanization in China through the work of thirty-one of the country's most talented art photographers. Capturing both the remnants of widespread demolition and constant, massive new development, these insiders have captured the new Chinese reality an era without memories brought on by the expansive urban transformation. In four thematic chapters, An Era Without Memories offers a varied and thought-provoking kaleidoscope of imagery depicting every aspect of urban living, from juxtapositions of old and new to still-life pockets of roadside greenery to digital renderings of closely packed high-rises. These include Miao Xiaochun's photograph of a vast glass building rising ominously from behind a traditional neighborhood; Wang Jinsong's collages of the Chinese character used to mark condemned buildings; Zhang Peili's shots of pastiche Western architecture; Xu Zhengqin's billboards showing dream residential and commercial developments; and Wang Chuan's poetic images of abandoned, half-finished, modern buildings.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — China — Post-2000 — Photography
Plans: 70,54
Worldwide Number: 162428
Hardcover $45.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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