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軟精裝設計減輕書本重量並以最佳大小呈現豐富的照片及文章內容。
軟精裝設計減輕書本重量並以最佳大小呈現豐富的照片及文章內容。

Soft hardcover design lightens the book and presents the best size of photos and contents.

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中譯本保留原著各篇城寨居民的訪問及長篇論文。
中譯本保留原著各篇城寨居民的訪問及長篇論文。

Original interviews and essays are retained.

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全書保留原著超過300幅珍貴的照片,彷如親臨其境,重現九龍城寨。
全書保留原著超過300幅珍貴的照片,彷如親臨其境,重現九龍城寨。

Over 300 photos bring you back to the legendary Kowloon Walled City.

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書中加入更多城寨珍貴的歷史照片,豐富本書的歷史厚度。
書中加入更多城寨珍貴的歷史照片,豐富本書的歷史厚度。

More valuable historical photos are included to enrich the historicity.

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中譯本保留九龍城寨居民的廣東話內容,讓讀者更能原汁原味地聽故事。
中譯本保留九龍城寨居民的廣東話內容,讓讀者更能原汁原味地聽故事。

Cantonese conversations are kept without reinterpretations in this Chinese version.

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中譯本加入九龍城寨大事年表,加強本書的收藏價值。
中譯本加入九龍城寨大事年表,加強本書的收藏價值。

A timeline with major incidents makes the Chinese version more collectable.

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舊日城寨的原整地圖。
舊日城寨的原整地圖。

An old map of the Walled City with all buildings.

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黑暗之城:九龍城寨的日與夜

主編:黃培烽、陳嫻嫻

譯者:林立偉、朱一心

統籌:中華書局編輯部

國際書號:9789888340897

 

榮獲第九屆香港書獎

 

英文原著:City of Darkness: Revisited

原著編者:Ian Lambot、Greg Girard

 

 

紙本規格

445頁

全彩色平裝本

254毫米 x 230毫米

繁體中文

攝影 / 香港歷史

 

 

「⋯⋯Ian及Greg兩位並不滿足於傳說,故以照片保留香港一段未必光彩但值得珍而重之的歷史。」──黃培烽、陳嫻嫻(主編

 

 

傳說中的「三不管」地帶九龍城寨,是一個傳說,是一個謎……

 

九龍城寨是一個位於香港中心地帶的黑暗世界。這一個奇特的社群,沒有法律、漠視基本服務、規劃條例或建築標準,但它不但繼續存在,而且蓬勃發展。但是,在英國、中國和香港政府「三不管」的情況下,這種地方怎麼能存在於一個現代城市之中?誰會在那裡生活?為甚麼?

 

《黑暗之城:九龍城寨的日與夜》不但保留原著超過300張照片、長篇論本及人物訪問,並重新編排,詳細地探討1945至1990年間城寨的急遽發展,同時研究它過去的黑暗面,以便讀者理解城寨的歷史、居民生活及意義。

 

九龍城寨是一個逝去的地方。它在巔峰時期,曾是超過35,000人的家園,而且至今仍是為世所知人口最稠密的社區。城寨清拆20多年後,《黑暗之城:九龍城寨的日與夜》記錄它的黃金歲月與消亡,與讀者一同重新思考和認識這個空間,以及生活其中的不平凡社群,為他們留下獨特的城寨印記,撿拾城寨的凋零與茂盛。

 

 

 

Ian Lambot
主修建築,曾任職於羅傑斯建築事務所(Richard Rogers Partnership),1979年2月來到香港,在此地長住18年。曾經營建築模型製作工作室,又與福斯特建築事務所(Foster and Partners)合作(滙豐銀行興建項目的早期階段),其後成立Watermark Publications,出版有關建築和工程的書籍,包括四冊關於福斯特(Norman Foster)建築作品的書,還有《City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City》。現居英國,繼續設計和出版書籍。

 

Greg Girard
加拿大攝影師,作品主要探討亞洲大城市在30多年間的社會和實體變化。攝影集包括由小說家威廉‧吉布森(William Gibson)寫序的《Phantom Shanghai》(Magenta, Toronto, 2007);Hanoi Calling(Magenta, 2010)及《In the Near Distance》(Kominek, Berlin, 2010)。作品獲加拿大國立美術館、安大略美術館、溫哥華美術館收藏,以及其他公共和私人珍藏。

 

 

 

 

Editors: Wong Pui-fung, Chan Han-han

Translators: Lam Lap-wai, Chu Yat-sum

Coordinator: Editorial Department of Chung Hwa Books (HK) Limited

ISBN: 9789888340897

 

Winner of the 9th Hong Kong Book Prize

 

Book Specification

445 pages.

Full-colour. Softcover

254mm x 230mm

Traditional Chinese

Photography/ History of Hong Kong

 

 

“…Ian and Greg were not satisfied with the Kowloon Walled City being a legend. They used photos to embrace its shady yet precious history.” – Wong Pui-fung, Chan Han-han (Editors)

 

The Kowloon Walled city is the lawless enclave – it is a legend, it is an enigma.

 

Located in the centre of Hong Kong, the Kowloon Walled City had been the city of darkness. This peculiar yet unique community had no law, lacked basic community services, and ignored construction or planning regulations. Yet she managed to exist and even flourished. As an area where no government (British, Chinese and Hong Kong) was willing to manage, how could she survive in a modern city? Who would choose to live there? And why?

 

This book keeps and rearranges over 300 photos, long essays and exclusive interviews from the original City of Darkness: Revisited. It explores and discusses the rapid development of the Walled City between 1945 to 1990 as well as its dark past, giving readers a better understanding of its history, residents’ lives, and the true meaning of the Walled City's existence.

 

The Kowloon Walled City is a place long gone. At its peak, it had been home to over 35,000 people, and it is still known as one of the world's most densely populated communities ever. This book, published two decades after the Walled City's demolition, records its golden era and its last moments, uncovers its myths, and narrates the lives of the extraordinary communities within.

 

 

 

Ian Lambot was trained as an architect and worked briefly for the Richard Rogers Partnership before arriving in Hong Kong in 1979, where he lived for the next 18 years. After a stint of running an architectural model-making studio and working with Foster and Partners - at the early stage of the Hong Kong Bank construction project – he set up Watermark Publications, publishing numerous books on architecture, engineering and design. His works include four volumes on Norman Foster's architectural works, and City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City. He now lives in the UK, where he continues to design and publish books on subjects which interest him.

 

Greg Girard is a Canadian photographer who has spent much of his career in Asia. His work examines the social and physical transformations taking place throughout the region. He is represented by Monte Clark Gallery (Vancouver/Toronto) and also works on assignment for publications such as National Geographic Magazine. In 2012, the International Centre of Photography in New York featured his work on US military bases in Asia (Half the Surface of the World) in a three-person show titled Perspectives.

 

 

 

 

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