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Paris-New York-Shanghai,by Hans Eijkelboom

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  • Paris-New York-Shanghai,by Hans Eijkelboom
  • Paris-New York-Shanghai,by Hans Eijkelboom

Paris-New York-Shanghai

Hans Eijkelboom

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A book about the past, the present, and (possibly) future capital of the world. With an introduction by Martin Parr and an essay by Tony Godfrey.
 
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Title Paris-New York-Shanghai
Author Hans Eijkelboom
Signed No
ISBN 9781597110440
Language English
Dimensions (cm hxb) 21 x 27
Book condition Fine
Cover condition Fine
Condition description Almost like new, minor toning on page edges of title pages, back cover has two light indentations of scratches.
Binding Hardcover without dustjacket (as issued)
Edition First edition
Pages 240
Publisher Aperture Foundation
Publishing date 2007
Publishing place New York
Number published No
(publishers text) Dutch conceptual artist Hans Eijkelboom's work is very much in line with the deadpan, seemingly mechanistic note-taking of Ed Ruscha and Hans-Peter Feldman. In Paris—New York—Shanghai, Eijkelboom creates a clever and witty comparative study of three major contemporary metropolises, each selected for having been (or promising to be) the cultural capital of its time—Paris during the nineteenth century; New York, the twentieth; and Shanghai, the twenty-first. This uniquely bound three-volume set unfolds to allow the reader not only to view each city individually, but also to compare simultaneously the three photographic studies of each metropolis and its citizens. Expansive cityscapes detailing the quirks of each city and the snapshot-style grids of their inhabitants soon reveal how similar one city is to another today. As Eijkelboom writes, "Globalization, combined with the desire of cities for visually spectacular elements, is leading to the appearance everywhere of city centers that look the same and where identical products are sold."
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