Phantom Shanghai, by Greg Girard, English, Hardcover, 2007
Author Greg Girard
Magenta Publishing for the Art
Publication Date Apr 2007
Page material gelatine plate paper
As Shanghai modernizes and seeks acceptance as an international city, buildings and neighborhoods that were once preserved simply by lack of intervention are now being purposefully demolished.
Phantom Shanghai is a spectacular look at a Shanghai that won't survive the vision the country has for itself. For the past five years, Greg Girard has been photographing the city's buildings, shops, homes, and neighborhoods. This stunning photographic journey is a look at present-day Shanghai, where politically inspired neglect meets politically inspired development.
Greg Girard (1955-) is a Canadian photographer, living in Shanghai since 1998. He is capturing the transformations in China and across Asia. Largely self-taught, he combines anthropology with a lyrical realism. His editorial work appears in such publications as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, and more. He is represented by the Monte Clark Gallery in Toronto.^An American-born Canadian science fiction writer, he's been called the father of the cypberpunk subgenre. He coined the term "cyberspace." His Neuromancer has sold more than 6.5 million copies since its 1984 release. It was the first novel to win all three major science fiction awards: The Nebula, The Hugo, and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award.
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