Text: T. de Rijk, B. Rijkschroeff
Design: Mart. Warmerdam
Edition: 24 x 17 cm, hard cover, 96 p., 50 fc ills.
Pice: € 19,50
Fortune Flows: Aquarium Oriental. Bjorn Staps
Aquariums are a common fixture in numerous Chinese restaurants. For three years, Dutch photographer Bjorn Staps travelled around the Netherlands in search of this exotic tendency – one that adheres to the feng shui belief that the movement of fish through water stimulates energy flow for successful business and luck.
Nowadays, aquariums are slowly disappearing from Chinese restaurants, as many either go out of business or change into more trendy fusion, wok or sushi establishments. The book not only visually narrates aquariums as cultural phenomena, but also documents a typical cuisine that is slowly disappearing in the Netherlands, almost unnoticed.
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