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Modernism in China - Architectural Visions and Revolutions (Hardcover): Edward Denison, Guang Yu Ren

Modernism in China - Architectural Visions and Revolutions (Hardcover)

Edward Denison, Guang Yu Ren

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With nearly five millennia of architectural heritage, China boasts the longest continuous architectural lineage in history. A hundred years after the dawn of the 20th century, the urban landscape of the world's most populous country has now been transformed completely. The pivotal link between the ancient traditions of China's imperial past and the high-rise, glass-clad, lust-for-wealth that characterises China's 21st-century architectural aspirations is a period of modernisation that revolutionised its architectural language and urban fabric.

Despite the fact that the reach of Modernism was as effective in early 20th-century China as elsewhere in the world, China remains conspicuously absent from written histories of Modernism - as Modernism does from written histories of China. Modernism in China confronts this by investigating China's unique experience of Modernism, its remarkable variety, striking contradictions and recurrent paradoxes. Modernism in China acquired its own unique language forged from geographical, cultural, historical and political circumstances. This extensive study analyses, for the first time, the role of Modernism in the development of China's architectural and urban landscapes throughout the 20th century and, consequently, offers valuable context to the country's recent resurgence.


Imprint: John Wiley & Sons
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2008
First published: July 2008
Authors: Edward Denison • Guang Yu Ren
Dimensions: 259 x 233 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-470-31928-4
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
LSN: 0-470-31928-3
Barcode: 9780470319284

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