Parting Glances: Singapore's Vanishing Communities

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SKU:
9781935935599
Author:
Craig Mcturk
Publisher:
Oro Editions
Publication date:
2014-08-27
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
209
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A collection of photo essays on six diverse communities in Singapore that are facing developmental change, and an exploration of what is gained and lost in a country's quest for progress and modernisation. Parting Glances examines a country undergoing profound development by turning a camera lens on six communities in Singapore that are at the precipice of change. As a nation grapples with preserving its precious heritage while growing its economy and housing its burgeoning population, these diverse neighborhoods are revealed through archival images, reflections of residents and merchants, and striking contemporary photographs. From the small rustic island of Pulau Ubin, to a former British air force base, to mainland Singapore's last remaining kampoing (village), a country's fading heritage is revitalized and curated for both the casual reader and the dedicated historian of Asian cultures.