Hong Kong Inside Outside
Michael Wolf

Hong Kong Inside Outside Michael Wolf

Hong Kong Inside Outside Michael WolfHong Kong Inside Outside
Michael Wolf
Asia One
English

Co-published by Peperoni Books.

 

Hardcover, two books in a slipcase.
352 pages
310 x 240 mm
2009
ISBN 978988179987

 

During his more than 14 years in Hong Kong, German-born photographer Michael Wolf’s perspective on his adopted city has boiled down to an essence of density – the hemmed-in, closely built environment which shapes everything from its people’s lifestyles to their outlooks and dreams. In Hong Kong Inside Outside, Wolf collects the works of his two previous collections – Architecture of Density and 100×100 – into a two-volume set focusing on the visual elements of one of the world’s most crowded cities. For Architecture of Density, Wolf’s photographic technique removed any sky or horizon line from his depictions of Hong Kong buildings, flattening his subjects until they become relentless abstractions of urban expansion. It is a disorienting vantage point, which perhaps is the spatial experience of Hong Kong’s inhabitants. In 100×100, Wolf went deeper, taking portraits of public housing residents surrounded by all their belongings. He obtains the same vantage point for each picture forming a typology that allows the viewer to study how these individuals make their confined space their own.
(source: https://actuphoto.com/12826-michael-wolf-hong-kong-inside-outside.html)

About the Artist
Michael Wolf (b. 1954, Munich) is a German-born artist who was raised in the USA.  He studied at the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Essen (Folkwang school) in Germany with Professor Otto Steinert. He has lived and worked as a photographer and author in China since 1994. His works have been shown in museums around the globe, with many being represented in important collections. To date, Wolf has published nine books: China im Wandel (Frederking und Thaler, 2001), Sitting in China (Steidl, 2002), Chinese Propaganda Posters from the Collection of Michael Wolf (Taschen, 2003), Hong Kong front door/back door (Thames and Hudson, 2005; Steidl, 2006), The Transparent City (Aperture, 2008), two-volume set Hong Kong Inside Outside (Asia One Books and Peperoni Books, 2009), Tokyo Compression (Asia One Books and Peperoni Books, 2010), Real Fake Art (Asia One Books and Peperoni Books, 2011) and the latest Tokyo Compression Revisited (Asia One Books and Peperoni Books, 2011).
photomichaelwolf.com
(source: https://editionbooksigned.com/michael-wolf-tokyo-compression-2010-deluxe-1st-edition-book-w-signed-photograph.html)

About the Publishers
Established in 2007, Asia One’s book imprint is one of the most prolific publishers on art and culture topics in Hong Kong. AOPP strives to create and offer works that represent Hong Kong’s creative scene as it develops, documenting its stories while showcasing its talented artists, photographers and designers. The Asia One publishing arm’s services and capabilities include editorial, design, colour management, ISBN applications, distribution and marketing.
asiaone.com
(source: http://www.asiaone.com.hk/artsculture)

Founded by Hannes Wanderer in Berlin in 2004, Peperoni Books is dedicated to contemporary photography and the publication of high-quality photobooks.
peperoni-books.de
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