Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque
Jeremy Tambling, Louis LoISBN: 9622099378;
"Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque" is a guide-book with a difference. It brings to the reader the art and architecture of Macao, and the baroque treasures that make the territory so attractive. Lavishly illustrated, "Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque" helps the reader who wants to understand the complex history and layout of the city, as a Portuguese ex-colony founded in the sixteenth century, and as a modern Chinese city. As the authors consider the special nature of Macao's baroque, they discuss whether its Chinese architecture - its temples and gardens and houses - are also baroque; and what is the importance of the new casino architecture, much of which imitates 'the baroque' in its postmodern character. Weaving discussion of Camoes' epic poem, "The Lusiads", about Portuguese imperialism, and Chinnery's paintings into the exploration of Macao's present buildings, the book contains 125 original photographs that add to the unique perspective that it provides for the thoughtful...
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