Soft hardcover design lightens the book and presents the best size of photos and contents.
Original interviews and essays are retained.
Over 300 photos bring you back to the legendary Kowloon Walled City.
More valuable historical photos are included to enrich the historicity.
Cantonese conversations are kept without reinterpretations in this Chinese version.
A timeline with major incidents makes the Chinese version more collectable.
An old map of the Walled City with all buildings.
英文原著：City of Darkness: Revisited
原著編者：Ian Lambot、Greg Girard
254毫米 x 230毫米
攝影 / 香港歷史
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。
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
Winner of the 9th Hong Kong Book Prize
254mm x 230mm
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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