Private Hong Kong

Private Hong Kong

Where East Meets West

Book - 1997
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An exclusive look behind the closed doors of Hong Kong's most extravagant and unusual homes, this elegant book, featuring 300 full-color photographs, reveals the interior style that has given the island its reputation for excess, exoticism, and masterly application of East-meets-West aesthetics.

Few places on earth match the island of Hong Kong for visual drama. Its setting is stunning, and its architecture of contrasts is irresistible--a melding of authentic Chinese elements, colonial charm, and tiger economy. Nowhere is this stylistic mix more evident than in the homes of Hong Kong's most influential and colorful personalities.

Private Hong Kong invites you into the secluded country residence of entrepreneur David Tang, the golden fantasy palace of leading socialites Kai Bong and Brenda Chau, the stately governor's mansion, and a luxurious Chinese junk complete with marble bathroom and Renoir painting.

In addition to these and many other homes, the book includes a Visitor's Guide, listing the paces to see and be seen in while staying in the city, and a Chinese Decorative Arts chapter that will inspire even the most informed collectors.
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780789203427
0789203421
Characteristics: 216 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Hong Kong

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