Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

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By (author) Jeremy Tambling, By (author) Louis Lo

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  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 249mm x 16mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Hong Kong
  • ISBN 10: 9622099386
  • ISBN 13: 9789622099388
  • Illustrations note: with colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,096,189

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The book studies the baroque and the postmodern art and architecture of Macao, as an ex-Portuguese colony founded in the sixteenth century. Examining how the 'Baroque' has been used in critical and cultural theory, it uses this to help visitors to Macao understand its complex history, both colonial and Chinese.

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Jeremy Tambling is professor of literature at Manchester University, and author of several books, including Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction (Hong Kong University Press, 2007), and RE:Verse: Turning Towards Poetry (Longman, 2007).

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"A book we have all been waiting for -- I wish I could have written it. A magnificent evocation of historic Macao, the 'capital of the sixteenth century' in Asia, just as Paris was the capital of the nineteenth century in Europe. The authors are well versed in cultural theory, and in this book they purposely and fittingly adopt the pose of Benjaminian flaneurs as they take us on a cultural walk through some of the significant sites in this beautiful baroque city -- before it is turned into ruins by money-grabbing gambling houses. A must-read for all visitors to Macao as well as students in architecture, cultural history and cultural studies." -- Leo Ou-fan Lee, Professor of Humanities, Chinese University of Hong Kong; author of City between Worlds: My Hong Kong