An incomparably complete and beautiful photographic portrait of China - the people, the landscape, the work, the life, from Peking to Mongolia, from the Burmese border to Tibet. One hundred and seventy magnificent photos, all in full color.
As a revelation of what it is like to be inside China today and, equally, as a photographic work of art, Eve Arnold's new book is a triumph. It is the fruit of two extended trips to China in 1979, totaling five month - five months in which she was able to travel freely, following her own itinerary some 40,000 miles back and forth across the mainland, with almost 100 percent access to everything she chose to photograph, accompanied only by her interpreter. She photographed Vice Chairman Liao, who had gone on the Long March, a Shanghai millionaire, the fascinating, anonymous, ordinary country and city people, from a 6-year old girl nervously enduring a permanent wave to the eternal peasant in China's eternal rice paddies.
And here is the way people live - those whose homes are in underground caves and Mongolian yurts, those who live in housing developments; here are their hospitals, their schools, their stores, their amusements, their responsibilities. Here are also the 54 million people of the 'minority' groups, utterly different in look from anything we conceive of as 'Chinese,' still living the traditional life of their ancestors.
And finally, Eve Arnold has written a rich, informative commentary on what she heard, experienced, learned.
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Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110394509013
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0394509013 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0190762
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0394509013