Yangon Echoes welcomes readers behind the façades of Yangon’s heritage buildings to offer intimate views of life in the cosmopolitan city formerly known as Rangoon, Burma.
An unprecedented work of oral history, Yangon Echoes is a rich anthology of fascinating life stories that explores notions and values of heritage and home. This popular history of buildings charts social space and urban folklore, linking past to present via living memories.
The storytellers speak of joy and tragedy of life’s simple pleasures and aching issues. They candidly share their thoughts and feelings of living through Yangon’s emergence from decades of stagnation to engagement with a rapidly spinning world. Told with courage and charm, these informal stories record everyday life through domestic connections to old places.
FORMAT 230 x 250mm | No. OF PAGES 220 | ILLUSTRATIONS 116 COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS | PAPERBACK | PRICE US$35.00 | ISBN 978 616 7339 57 3
Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles
Professor Emeritus, Deakin University, Melbourne
Department of Architecture, Mandalay Technological University