A China Chronicle by Zeng Li 
New in Shipping Box/Slipcase. This book is brilliantly designed, a large tome with cardboard folded around it, and slipped inside a box/slipcase made of cardboard. There are water marks on the outer cardboard surface, but the book inside was only removed for this photograph.
Cloth Hardcover in Box; 236 pages
13.2 pounds; Oversized
From the publisher: "The speed of change and modernization in Mainland China over the past ten years has stunned the world. The staging of the 2008 Beijing Olympics has accelerated that momentum even more. City construction has become the order of the day, the demolition of decrepitated areas of old cities and the disappearance of the traditional urban landscape providing the most visible essence of transformation. In this context, urban development becomes the vocabulary of the architectural revolution, and photography has never been so powerful.
Zeng uses photography to register the dramatic changes that have swept through historic neighborhoods in the capital's ongoing modernization campaign. Featuring a collection of 150 works selected from over 6,000 images taken between 1997 and 2006, the photography book provides a lasting visual record of everyday urban environments in Beijing and other cities in the throes of rapid change. The hutong dwellings, standardized apartment buildings