Author(s): William Lindesay
A journey along the Great Wall in the past and present, this landmark volume presents an extraordinary portrait of the world's most famous man-made structure. Author/photographer William Lindesay spent three years traveling 35,000 km across North China, carrying his cameras, tripod and a file of vintage photographs, the earliest dating from 1871, looking for places from which he could see the Great Wall in the past and present, side by side. .
An important document of change on the Great Wall of China - 72 'then and now' photographs Succinct histories of the sites Historical descriptions alongside contemporary eyewitness accounts
During his 20-year-long passion for the Great Wall, author-photographer William Lindesay has spent 1,200 days investigating the structure. In 1987 he made a 2,470-km solo journey on foot along the Wall from Jiayuguan to Shanhaiguan, Since settling in China in 1990, he has established International Friends of the Great Wall, an NGO which cooperates on preservation projects with the Beijing Administration of Cultural Heritage and the World Monuments Fund. He is the author of several books, including Alone on the Great Wall and Images of Asia: The Great Wall. He was awarded the Friendship Medal from the Central Government of China in 1998 and the rank of Officer, Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 To visit William's website click here