One hundred flowers • Louis Porter
This book is made up of one hundred photographs of flower beds
installed by the Chinese government before the Olympic games.
Its title and images are a play on the 100 Flowers Movement
initiated by Communist party chairman Mao Tse Toung. After the dust
of the Communist Revolution had settled, Mao encouraged
intellectuals, artists and other thinkers to offer "healthy criticism"
of the government's progress. When they came forward and expressed
concern Mao was furious and began a process that eventually
led to the Cultural Revolution.
Published by Lozen up
Design by Julien Hourcade & Pierre Hourquet
18 x 22 cm
Edition of 100