Hong Kong: Heritage, Art, and Dreams
Hong Kong is a city with a buzz, hard-working, and efficient, but with moments of grace that offer glimpses of its complex culture as one of the worlds great financial centres. This is a volume on Hong Kong, by Hong Kongers, featuring original photography of its quintessential landmarks, streets and inhabitants, and anecdotes from longstanding residents. It reflects how the city is many things to many people; a city of contrasts and diversity that in recent years, is fast transforming into a pre-eminent cultural destination. Hong Kong: Heritage, Art & Dreams celebrates everything from traditional knife sharpeners and tailors in the side streets to the traditional foods that make the city a culinary point of reference, from the latest local designers, architects and artists to those recognised throughout the world.
Presented in partnership with the Rosewood Hotel group on the occasion of the launch of its new waterfront property, The Rosewood Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Heritage, Art & Dreams invites readers to share a private, personal Hong Kong, and to lose themselves in its winding alleyways and colourful history.
- 220 pages
- over 150 illustrations
- English language
- Released in January 2019
- W 11 x L 13.93 x D 1.77 in
- Hardcover in a luxury slipcase
- ISBN: 9781614287285
- 7.6 lb
About the Author
For two decades, Australian-born photographer, author, and director Robyn Lea has worked internationally. Her photographs have been published in Vogue, The New York Times, Marie Claire Italia, Architectural Digest, T Magazine, and Vogue Living, and displayed in photographic exhibitions and solo shows all over the world. Following the success of her best-selling book Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature (Assouline, 2015), Lea wrote and photographed Dinner with Georgia OKeeffe: Recipes, Art & Landscape (Assouline, 2017). She also photographed Venetian Chic (Assouline, 2017) and has been commissioned to do the forthcoming coffee table book on the HOtel Ritz in Paris. Leas last assignments were Jane Websters books French Ties: Love, Life and Recipes and French House Chic. She continues to write and take photographs and is working on a solo exhibition to be held in Italy.
Catherine Shaw is an architecture, design and art writer based in Asia. She is Asia Pacific editor at Metropolis magazine and the founder of Zenbu, a strategic creative agency that works with brands across the hospitality, luxury and design industries. Catherine travels and writes extensively for leading magazines around the world including Interior Design, Wallpaper*, Design Anthology, Vogue, as well as news media including The Telegraph and the South China Morning Post. Catherine is a regular speaker and moderator at design events and has authored design guides to both Tokyo, where she lived and worked for a decade, and Hong Kong where she now resides. She edited The Philosophy of Design, the first book in English on Japanese product designer Sori Yanagis iconic design essays (2016), has contributed to a new book on Hong Kongs leading designers and artists (2018), and is currently writing a book on the intersection of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts of Kyoto, Japan.
- How To Travel Like The Assoulines, Rosewood Hotels, January 2019