From Library Journal
Like How Man Wong's recent Exploring the Yangtze ( LJ 4/1/90) and Marc Riboud's Capital of Heaven ( LJ 1/91), this is a photo essay recording the travels of a photographer in contemporary China. In this case, Schwartz has photographed sections of the Great Wall of China and provided a few pages of disjointed thoughts and phrases about his trip. His black-and-white photographs use light and shadow to create interesting, often understated, images, with less concern for showiness or exoticism that is common in the other two books. Besides Schwartz's work, this volume includes Borges's speculative essay "The Wall and the Books" and a four-page history of the wall's construction by Luo Zhenwen. Suitable for collections with an interest in China or photography.- Kathryn W. Finkelstein, M.Ln., Cincinnati
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About the Author
is a contributing editor to du
magazine. His other books include Delta: The Perils, Profits and Politics of Water in South and Southeast Asia
. Luo Zhewen
is one of China's best-known specialists in ancient architecture.