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Publisher Note

This book has been published before as part of the two-book set "Hong Kong Inside Outside“, which is completely sold out. Now „Architecture of Density“ comes in a new edition as a stand alone book.

Focused on the specific visual elements Michael Wolf has depicted high density living in one of the world’s most crowded cities like nobody has before. For ›Architecture of Density‹, Wolf fashioned a distinctive style of photography. He removes any sky or horizon line from the frame and flattens the space until it becomes a relentless abstraction of urban expansion, with no escape for the viewer’s eye. Wolf photographs crumbling buildings in need of repair, brand new buildings under construction covered in bamboo scaffolding, as well as fully occupied residential complexes. Wolf’s disorienting vantage point gives the viewer the feeling that the buildings extend indefinitely, which perhaps is the spatial experience of Hong Kong’s inhabitants.

Artist Monograph

Michael Wolf

Architecture of density

Publisher
Release Place Berlin, Germany
Hong Kong, China
Release Date 2013
Credits
Artist: Michael Wolf
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 9789881799883
Work  
Topics China, Hong Kong, Urban Landscape
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover
Pages 128

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