Written and Images by 編編@Humming Publishing
Translation by Wendy Yiu
A book is like a friend. We understand the world and life, or even observe ourselves through texts, and have a deep realization of oneself that we are not alone. PMQ invites different people from design and culture sectors to recommend a book, so that you can enrich yourselves as book therapy.
Why would you recommend this book?
蜂鳥出版 Humming Publishing: Take advantage of the days when you cannot travel abroad, follow the map or your mood to explore the city that you are living in, and rediscover it, and yourself.
The conservation of architecture in Hong Kong has gained so much attention since last year when people signed a petition for retaining the century-old underground reservoir discovered in Bishop Hill and also the promotion of State Theatre in North Point. Most of these city features are actually part of post-war modernity, leaving traces of contemporary society and culture. Garden Centre in Sham Shui Po, South China Athletic Association in Causeway Bay, St. Joseph's Church in Admiralty etc.. all these are not just beautiful historical buildings, they are the records of history brick by brick, we re-imagine and connect them with the future and the past. -