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Shanghai the legendary Pearl of the East, architectural powerhouse, and home to the World Expo 2010 continues to fascinate people from around the globe. Photographer Justin Guariglia, whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler and Smithsonian magazines, frequently trains his lens on the old town and waterfront which have retained their cultural character amid ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 30th 2008 by Chronicle Books
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I love this book. I keep giving it as gifts to people. There is whimsy and care and just fantastic color in all the photographs in this book. It is a collection of photogaphs of Shanghai: it's people, locales, and beautiful oddness. There are some shots of things I saw in Beijing that I loved and it tickles me to see again. Crotchless toddler pants. Flesh-toned ankle socks with sandals. Calligraphy on the pavement with a giant spongebrush. Oh, China.