Mt. Huangshan, The Fairyland [Text in Chinese, Japanese, and English]
Peking: Xin Hua Publication Center, 1995. Second Printing. Square quarto (26cm); plain paper wrappers, in color pictorial dustwrapper w/ gilt; 71pp. Dustwrapper shows moderate toning; mild shelf wear, scratches and rubbing; lower rear edge bumped and chipped towards spine. Interior margins also lightly toned; handling wear, intermittent smudging; rear copyright page has small card w/ English distribution information tipped-in. Overall Very Good.
Award-winning photographer Zhu Li presents beautiful Huangshan (Yellow Mountains), an iconic natural wonder (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Li's native Anhui province, in eastern China. Each of the range's "Four Merits Without Parallel" (its pines, peaks, clouds, and hot springs) are captured in a variety of unique ways through Li's expert lens; from the dramatic composition of his work, it is clear that our photographer had to demonstrate considerable climbing prowess as well.