Monday, June 19, 2017

101 Secrets For Your Twenties

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Every twenty-something needs a little black book of secrets. Our twenties are filled with confusion, terrible jobs, anticipation, disappointment, cubicles, break-ups, transition, quarter-life crisis, loneliness, post-college what the heck, moderate success sandwiched between complete failure. We need a worn and weathered guide stashed somewhere close by to help shed some light on this defining decade.

That guide is this book.

Expanded from the blog post "21 Secrets for Your 20s" that spread like Internet wildfire with nearly a million readers in 190 countries, 101 Secrets for Your Twenties will encourage, inspire, prompt a plethora of LOLs, and kick-start your life forward with its witty, honest, and hilarious wisdom-stuffed pearls to help you rock life in your twenties.


(Excerpt from amazon.com)

小王子的領悟

周保松 著
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小王子為什麼要離開玫瑰?狐狸的教導,為什麼能令小王子走出危機,明白馴服的道理?小王子最後選擇將命運交託給毒蛇,真的是明智之舉嗎?

這是許多《小王子》的讀者都會有的困惑。在《小王子的領悟》中,周保松教授用他的哲思和童心,對這些問題作出深刻解讀 ,並帶領讀者進入小王子的世界,尋找那美麗的思想綠洲。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

「《小王子的領悟》助我們記起成人都曾是獨一無二的孩童,任其成長、成熟,毋庸離棄本真。」——陳冠中

「哲學家追問人生的意義,竟然有著偵探小說般的嚴謹、綿密,也有著詩人的溫柔嘆息和深切祝福。」——崔衛平

「......雖說是哲學,其實是娓娓而談一些人生道理,講夢想,講童真,講生命,講愛,講孤獨,講選擇,從《小王子》的文本,去思考書中的哲學問題。 」——李怡

Monday, June 12, 2017

Japan Journeys: Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan

Andreas Marks
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Presenting classic Japanese woodblock prints, Japan Journeys offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations.

This stunning art book gathers together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Kunisada, and currently hang in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Katsuhika Hokusai, the artform's most celebrated artist, is also well represented, with many prints from his "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" series and "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, including his world-renowned "Great Wave" print.

In addition to prints showcasing Japan's natural beauty, this carefully curated selection depicts roads and railways; favorite pastimes, such as blossom viewing and attending festivals; beloved entertainment, such as kabuki theater; the fashions they wore, and the food they ate. Author Andreas Marks is a leading expert on Japanese woodblock prints, and his Illuminating captions provide background context to the scenes depicted.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

尋找天堂:北極圈裡的難民營

陳琬淋 著
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琬淋是個即將離開校園、步入職場的台大準畢業生,面對夢想與現實的拉扯,她決定藉著在丹麥當交換學生的地利之便,造訪傳說中最像天堂的挪威羅浮敦群島。

她要去尋找她心目中無比安靜、平和的天堂……

然而,她沒料到的是,她竟在她的天堂裡遇上來自許多國家、尋求庇護的難民......

琬淋以尋找天堂為起始,卻在人間仙境結識了來自伊索比亞的難民,當地甚至還有一所難民營。於是,這衝突的組合,便在羅浮敦群島想當然耳的美景之外,賦予旅者出乎意料的感受。-李濠仲/挪威文化觀察作家

《尋找天堂》是旅人與難民相遇的故事,是透過旅人敏銳的心靈和社會學式抽離的觀察,對現實世界的多重矛盾所提出的隱喻。這是來自不同世界的人如何相處,學著相互了解的故事。-林國明/台大社會系教授

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, June 5, 2017

Writers In Paris: Literary Lives in the City of Light

David Burke
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No City has attracted so much literary talent, launched so many illustrious careers, or produced such a wealth of enduring literature as Paris. From the fifteenth century through the twentieth, poets, novelists, and playwrights, famed for both their work and their lives, were shaped by this enchanting place. From the natives such as Moliere, Genet, and Anais Nin to expats like Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, and Gertrude Stein, author David Burke follows hundreds of writers through Paris's labyrinthine streets, inviting readers on his grand tour.

Unique in scope and approach, Writers in Paris crosses from the Right bank to the Left and on to the Ille de la Cité as it explores the alleyways and haunts frequented by the world's most storied writers. Burke focuses not only on their writing, but on their passions, ecstasies, obsessions, and betrayals. Equally appealing to Francophiles and serious readers, this engaging book includes maps and more than one hundred evocative photographs.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

“The Roofs of Paris” Exhibition at City University of Hong Kong
- An unforgettable visual journey through views of Paris from high above

Date: 26 May to 23 July 2017
Time: 10am to 7pm daily. Closed on Mondays
Venue: CityU Exhibition Gallery, City University of Hong Kong
Admission: Free admission

樓上風光 : 香港天台窩 = Portraits from Above : Hong Kong's Informal Rooftop Communities

鄔南薰 (Rufina Wu) , 斯特凡・坎漢 (Stefan Canham)
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大半個世紀以來,在高樓大廈天台自建的住房,已成為香港歷史不可或缺的一部分。天台屋的規模,可以簡單如貧窮戶的簡陋居室,又或複雜如多層建築組成,並備有現代化設計和設施的房子。鄔南薰和斯特凡‧坎漢透過文字故事、建築繪圖和高解像照片,記錄五個座落於九龍舊區(現亦成為香港市區重建局選定進行重建的地方)大廈的天台戶,敘述二十多個天台屋居民的故事,展現一個嶄新的香港天台屋視野。

這個書冊為讀者展示基層市民根據生活需要而自建的建築及其生活點滴。

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香港城市大學舉行「在巴黎屋頂的邊緣」展覽,透過展示巴黎美輪美奐的屋頂,刻劃巴黎如何從中世紀的幽暗城鎮,蛻變成今天​的「花都」,從而為觀眾帶來一次難忘的藝術之旅!展覽由城大與法國五月合辦,5月26日至7月23日在香港城市大學展覽館舉行。