Hong Kong: FormAsia Books Ltd, 2000. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Used - Fine. 16.5 x 33.5 x 1.5 cm. 131 pp. / Very good. Very mild rubbing. Item #8803
Hong Kong's skyline is ever in transition, a flamboyant affirmation of this city's determination to let nothing stand in its way as it forges full steam ahead into the future. Such unquenchable aspirations produce a seemingly endless succession of architectural marvels, as reflected in the pages of a volume that covers the full spectrum of inheritance, from Manchu times, through Hong Kong's colonial epoch to its present audacious display as show window and gateway to China. Written by Peter Moss for the lay reader and for those with an academic interest in the subject, Skylines:Hong Kong, serves both as tribute to the restless, driving spirit of a metropolis forever creating better and grander maiifistations of itself, and as nostalgic reminder of whence this city came.