Book: Michael Wolf | Small Gods Big City

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Book: Michael Wolf | Small Gods Big City

400.00

96 pages

11 x 7.5″

published by hong kong university press, 2013

What happens when a small, rural god moves to a big city? In this series of colourful and thought-provoking images, Michael Wolf focuses attention on overlooked objects in the visually overwhelming environment of Hong Kong. Found commonly in doorways of shops and homes, Earth God shrines are physical manifestations of the vulnerability of traditional beliefs and practices. The context of the images, the ingenuity by which these small shrines position themselves in the urban surroundings, raises questions about the Earth Gods relevance in an increasingly modern and urbanised city. Includes an illuminating essay on the subject by Lee Ho Yin and Lynne D. DiStefano.

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