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Carnival of Dreams

Carnival of Dreams

Current price: $60.00
Publication Date: October 21st, 2023
Hong Kong University Press
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A study of the work of celebrated Hong Kong photographer and designer Basil Pao.

Carnival of Dreams offers a glimpse into the wide-ranging, fifty-year career of the internationally renowned Hong Kong photographer and designer through his work in collages and photomontages. From his early album covers when he was an art director and designer for the music industry in New York, Los Angeles, and London in the 1970s, through his diverse international assignments and personal works, to his most recent exhibition in Hong Kong, the story encompasses his long journey from cut-and-paste collages to the computer-composited photomontages of dreamscapes in this Carnival of Dreams.

About the Author

Basil Pao is a photographer and graphic designer from Hong Kong who has worked extensively on many film and television productions, notably with the BBC and Michael Palin on travel programs. 

Praise for Carnival of Dreams

"Like his Surrealist forebear René Magritte, Basil Pao began his artistic career as a graphic designer, creating album and book covers and Monty Python posters in 1970s New York. In the decades since, he’s harnessed his multimedia talents into a solo oeuvre of visually and conceptually surprising photographs and collages: of people, animals, historical sites and landscapes around the world."
— The New York Times