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Books for Your Library: ‘Planet Shanghai: Architecture Family Food Fashion and Culture of China’s Great Metropolis’

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Photo books are a great addition to any library. As photographers, we are constantly searching for new ideas and are always interested in seeing concepts-done-well. Here’s a suggestion to add to your library …

Justin Guariglia’s book, “Planet Shanghai: Architecture Family Food Fashion and Culture of China’s Great Metropolis,” is a wonderful photo essay on Shanghai, the legendary city of the East.
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The 240-page hardcover book is full of images that show a variety of emotion: striking, whimsical, reverent and light-hearted. The work is an intimate portrait of the people and places that make Shanghai an attraction to the masses.

Guariglia is no stranger to the city. Born in Maplewood, New Jersey, he was a student in China during the 1990s. He took an interest to the Daoist and Buddhist philosophies and spent months traveling to temples and holy sites. He spent nearly a decade documenting the Far East.

The book is available at Amazon.

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Written by jeremyparce

April 19, 2009 at 8:04 am

Books for Your Library: ‘The Transparent City’

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Photo books are a great addition to any library. As photographers, we are constantly searching for new ideas and are always interested in seeing concepts-done-well. Here’s a suggestion to add to your library …

Big Brother may not be watching but Michael Wolf might be. Wolf’s work, “The Transparent City” is a fascinating yet oddly spooky project … he was, in effect, a voyeur.
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Wolf, a German-born photographer whose work has been largely focused in China, was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago to photograph the increasing urban footprint of the Chicago metro area. To do so, he focused on the Chicago Loop towers and, in particular, the people in the buildings.

Think of the window as a view onto a stage and you’ll get the idea behind Wolf’s work. Armed with telephoto lenses and high vantage points, Wolf photographed his subjects at work in the buildings.

An interesting work, this book is worth your time and investment.