2019 Some Walls China 'I have always felt there is a Great Wall around me,' wrote Lu Xun in a short essay in 1925, 'When will new bricks stop being added to it?'
Some Walls China is an homage to Lu Xun's essay, the country's walls and Ed Ruscha's Twentysix Gasoline Stations.
On sale at shashasha https://www.shashasha.co/en/book/some-walls-china
2017 See You, The Shanghai Issue is a collection of photographic portraits of the city and some of its women taken in a DIY style similar to old school fashion/culture magazines such as Sleazenation.
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2015 Wallpaper, The Shanghai Collection is about the interiors of Shanghai’s abandoned housing and their relation to William Morris’s ideas on subjects such as architecture, aesthetics and politics outlined in Hopes and Fears for Art. ISBN 9780992815714
2014 Jim's Terrible City, JG Ballard and Shanghai depicts Shanghai through the lens of JG Ballard's work. In addition to excerpts from his short stories and novels, the book includes a foreword written by Ballard's artist daughter Fay, and an introduction by James H Bollen about the relationship between the city and the author's writing.
In the words of Ballard himself, 'I've tried to link together obsessions of mine - car crashes, time, hallucinatory states of mind which have always drawn me to the surrealists - and find their sources in my own past in Shanghai.’ ISBN 9780992815707