We love this eerie and intimate photographic odyssey documenting untrammeled development in Shanghai by Canadian photographer Greg Girard. Contrasting the violence of mass destruction with fleeting moments  of familial, domestic encounters it evokes questions not just about the dcirection of Shanghai, but we’re we’re all heading in general. Cementing its cool credentials, this handsome volume features a forward by the Grandfather of cyber-punk, William Gibson, and is published by Magenta

Copies can be hard to find, if you are in Shanghai take a look at the bookstore at M50 art enclave (Moganshan Lu) – we’re kicking ourselves for not picking one up when we had the chance!