FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
powerHouse Books is pleased to announce the October 2018 release of
By Peter Steinhauer
Since 1993, Peter Steinhauer has documented the many facets of Asian culture, with a keen eye for architecture, urban landscape and man-made structures and environments. On his first visit to Hong Kong in 1994, arriving at the old Kai Tak International Airport, Steinhauer noticed a very large structure encaged in bamboo and swathed in yellow material–standing out beneath a canopy of clouds, glowing against the monochromatic, urban skyline. Hong Kong is the final stronghold of the bamboo scaffolders who once practiced their trade at construction sites throughout Asia.
Reproduced in this collectible book are 100 remarkable images that reflect Steinhauer's fascination with these hauntingly beautiful and monumental edifices, their bamboo scaffolding draped in brightly hued mesh material. The title Cocoons is a natural choice for this body of work celebrating the giant, wrapped, cocoon-like structures, later to be unveiled ceremoniously, revealing for the first time the brand-new façades.
Peter Steinhauer is an award-winning photographer whose work has been published in the monographs, Vietnam: Portraits and Landscapes (2002) and Enduring Spirit of Vietnam (2007; foreword by Michael Kenna), named Best Photography Book of the Year by PDN. Represented by leading international galleries, his work is held in museums and in private, corporate and embassy collections. Born in Boulder, Colorado, Steinhauer lived in Asia for 20 years. He currently resides in San Francisco, California.
A partial preview is available by clicking here: Cocoons
Architecture / Hong Kong / Photography
Hardcover, 12 x 12 inches, 128 pages
ISBN: 978-1-57687-880-4, $65.00 US/CAN
High-res scans to your specification are available upon request; scanning from the book or lifting images from the mechanical file are strictly prohibited. Mandatory credit line: From Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer, published by powerHouse Books.
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