Because of its particular history and geography, Hong Kong represents a unique synthesis of both global city and local territory . The question of space and place, and the specific pressure of accelerated time, make Hong Kong a moving platform of exchange within the Asian and world markets. In 'Mapping Hong Kong', Gutierrez and Portefaix attempt to provide a map more for residents than for tourists; a paradoxical map that 'makes strange' a city that has grown too familiar, to reveal a city its residents only half known; an intricately drawn map that enables them to stray. With a foreword by Ackbar Abbas. There is also a section on reference material and maps.
Alternative title

mapping HK

Access level

Onsite

author

MAP Office

editor

Anna KOOR

Location code REF.GUL
Language

English

Keywords

mappingcityscapeHong Kong

Publication/Creation date

2000

No of pages

165

ISBN / ISSN

9628604015

No of copies

2

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction: Mapping Hong Kong
Fluid machine
Running scape
Chip planning
Dynamic labyrinth
Appropriated place
Soft disappearance
Mapping Hong Kong
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