GIRARD, Greg and Ian Lambot. City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City.

(Berlin): Ernst and Sohn, 1993. First edition. Oblong quarto. 216 pages. The book documents the life and history of the Walled City community that grew to some 35,000 people before its final clearance in 1992. How did the Walled City Hong Kong come about? How was it possible for so many people to live and work in such appalling conditions, and yet in apparent harmony? To answer these questions photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot spent four years exploring the city, interviewing many of its inhabitants and photographing them at work or in their homes. Illustrated throughout including a map of the city. A near fine copy in dust jacket.


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