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Xu Yong: Backdrops and Backdrops [Paperback]

By Xu Yong (Editor)
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The work that first brought the contemporary Chinese photographer Xu Yong to the attention of the international art world was 101 Hutong Portraits, a book-length collection of traditional Beijing street scenes. In Backdrop, Xu Yong collects two bodies of "souvenir" photographs--one taken in Tiananmen Square and the other in front of Shanghai's super-modern Oriental Pearl Tower. Because of the way that Xu Yong lights and frames his photographs, at first glance one can hardly tell if the cultural landmark in the background of each picture is an actual architectural monument or a backdrop screen from a commercial photography studio. Indeed the settings are real. And the people that this rising star captures--including children, teenagers, young sweethearts, married couples, mothers and sons, middle-aged tourists, multi-generational families and groups--offer riveting psychological and sociological studies of modern Chinese culture. Often enigmatic, they have a rare, magnetic pull that keeps you looking.

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Studio: Timezone 8
Pages   236
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   Timezone 8
ISBN  988990151X  
ISBN13  9789889901516  

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