Private Hong Kong.

By Sophie Benge

Printed: 1997

Publisher: Scriptum Editions. Guernsey

Dimensions 26 × 26 × 3 cm
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Language: English

Size (cminches): 26 x 26 x 3

£29.00
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In the original dustsheet. Red cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

  • F.B.A. provides an in-depth photographic presentation of this item to stimulate your feeling and touch. More traditional book descriptions are immediately available.

  • An increasingly rare book glimpsing a fast disappearing society.

An exclusive look behind the closed doors of Hong Kong’s most extravagant and unusual homes, this elegant book, featuring 300 full-color photographs, reveals the interior style that has given the island its reputation for excess, exoticism, and masterly application of East-meets-West aesthetics. Few places on earth match the island of Hong Kong for visual drama. Its setting is stunning, and its architecture of contrasts is irresistible, a melding of authentic Chinese elements, colonial charm, and tiger economy. Nowhere is this stylistic mix more evident than in the homes of Hong Kong’s most influential and colorful personalities.

Private Hong Kong invites you into the secluded country residence of entrepreneur David Tang, the golden fantasy palace of leading socialites Kai Bong and Brenda Chau, the stately governor’s mansion, and a luxurious Chinese junk complete with marble bathroom and Renoir painting. In addition to these and many other homes, the book includes a Visitor’s Guide, listing the places to see and be seen while staying in the city, and a Chinese Decorative Arts chapter that will inspire even the most informed collectors.

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