Titel: HONG KONG POP UP - 香港彈起（HONG KONG POP UP）
Author / Editor: 劉斯傑 Kit Lau
ISBN: 978-962-04-2867-8, 9789620428678
Publisher: Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co., Ltd. - 三聯書店 (香港) 有限公司
Date of Publication: 2009.07
Number of pages: 12
Dimensions: 25.5 x 29.5 cm
Hong Kong was not built over night.
The glamorous harbour city weathered many storms before arriving at its current state of prosperity. Although Hong Kong has undergone countless transformations, one aspect of life here remains unchanged. Despite the city’s picturesque landscape and its proximity to the sea, the inhabitants continue to struggle with the lack of livable space. When you open this book, the stories of Hongkongers from the post-war era to the present will have you wondering how past generations were able to survive in such cramped living conditions. Was the air cooler in hillside shanty towns? What were the dream homes of those who lived in the public housing projects? Complete with fascinating details of a bygone era, this bird’s eye view of the city represented in three-dimensional form is sure to delight readers.
The author on his book:
Inspired by the story of my grandparents and being indulged with the form of pop-up, I created my first pop-up book about the classic housing architecture in Hong Kong. From the 30s Cantonese tenements, the squatters common in the 50s, the Kowloon Walled City, to the resettlement estates of the 60s as well as the public housing of the 70s, these homes of the many Hong Kong people witnessed how my grandparents struggled through to improve the living standard of the family.