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Hong Kong Visual Culture: The M+ Guide

Hong Kong Visual Culture: The M+ Guide

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A journey through M+’s collection and Hong Kong’s cultural spaces, telling the story of the city’s past and present through its works of art and key landmarks.

Key to the M+ collections are objects made in or associated with Hong Kong, from neon signs and advertising ephemera to architectural plans, photographs and artworks, all of which offer new perspectives on contemporary life in the city.

Hong Kong Visual Culture: The M+ Guide takes the reader on a journey through the city’s modern and contemporary visual culture. The book is arranged into three main sections, with the first focusing on artworks and objects that reflect daily life in Hong Kong; the second documenting the urban environment; and the final section concentrating on artistic perspectives and approaches that demonstrate the city’s unique outlook. Also included is a fold-out map by artist Don Mak and a specially commissioned cover. From Cantopop and Zaha Hadid’s man-made polished granite mountain to masterpieces of vernacular culture by the calligraphic artist the ‘King of Kowloon’ and the photographs of Michael Wolf, this richly illustrated book celebrates Hong Kong’s significant contribution to global material culture.

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