Sitting in China

Sitting in China — By Michael Wolf

This is a collection of photographs of chairs, stools, benches, walls and other places where people in China sit. There are seats of every type, from the elegant to the makeshift seats Chinese people use to sit along the street and eat, sleep, work, talk, play cards and otherwise observe the street life. Old chairs, tied together with string, stools padded with rags– images of the way that the Chinese make do. This book reminds me of my time in China better than any book of scenery.

I suppose this doesn’t really count as part of my reading life, since it’s a book without words, but it’s definitely a book I recommend.

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