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Contemporary Architecture In China

Author : Christian Dubrau
ISBN : 3869221208
Genre : Architecture
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When many of us think about architecture in China it is usually the overpowering presence of leading Western architects responsible for large city projects that spring to mind. Be that as it may, Chinese architecture is undergoing a startling and massive upsurge. This book presents selected projects of several of the young architectural practices from the Middle Empire. They all hold their own very well alongside the large foreign firms and are making their own contribution to the creation of a modern China. The volume also contains a selection of projects from German architecture agencies which have successfully taken steps in the direction of the East. With the inclusion of a critical essay on the current state of Chinese architecture this title is a refreshing and informed survey.

Building A Revolution

Author : Charlie Q.L. Xue
ISBN : 9622097448
Genre : Architecture
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Building a Revolution: Chinese Architecture Since 1980 presents a picture of Chinese architecture in transition, as the entire economy shifted from being planned and state-controlled to being market-led. The book also examines the "national form" and Chinese identity, the impact of international architecture, housing reform, and the emergence of architects in private practice. Both celebrated and young Chinese architects are portrayed, and the notable buildings in the prosperous coastal cities are highlighted. Through this book on modern Chinese architecture, the reader will appreciate the influence of globalization and modernization on the most populous country in the world.

Baiziwan District Middle School

Author : Austin Williams
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Given the unprecedented opportunities that architects have been given to build in China since the turn of the century, it is surprising that we should focus on a modest middle school in the suburbs of Beijing Yet, as Austin Williams explains, the Chinese firm Atelier Fronti have tried with Baiziwan Middle School to make architecture relevant in a process which has very little regard for it. The Greatest Buildings of the 21st Century series is not simply an attempt to celebrate the best in contemporary architecture although it is very much that. It is also a platform for architectural critics to explore in depth their craft through a building they admire. It asks one obvious question, "what is a great building?"but poses another more a complex one: "how should architecture be judged?"

Architecture In China

Author : Philip Jodidio
ISBN : UVA:X030285046
Genre : Architecture
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Part of an architecture series that brings a different perspective to world architecture, highlighting architectural trends by country. This book features 15 to 20 architects with the focus on how they have contributed to architecture in China.

Chinese Architecture And The Beaux Arts

Author : Jeffrey W. Cody
ISBN : 0824834569
Genre : Architecture
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In the early twentieth century, Chinese traditional architecture and the French-derived methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts converged in the United States when Chinese students were given scholarships to train as architects at American universities whose design curricula were dominated by Beaux-Arts methods. Upon their return home in the 1920s and 1930s, these graduates began to practice architecture and create China's first architectural schools, often transferring a version of what they had learned in the U.S. to Chinese situations. The resulting complex series of design-related transplantations had major implications for China between 1911 and 1949, as it simultaneously underwent cataclysmic social, economic, and political changes. After 1949 and the founding of the People's Republic, China experienced a radically different wave of influence from the Beaux-Arts through advisors from the Soviet Union who, first under Stalin and later Khrushchev, brought Beaux-Arts ideals in the guise of socialist progress. In the early twenty-first century, China is still feeling the effects of these events. Chinese Architecture and the Beaux-Arts examines the coalescing of the two major architectural systems, placing significant shifts in architectural theory and practice in China within relevant, contemporary, cultural, and educational contexts. Fifteen major scholars from around the world analyze and synthesize these crucial events to shed light on the dramatic architectural and urban changes occurring in China today---many of which have global ramifications. This stimulating and generously illustrated work is divided into three sections, framed by an introduction and a postscript. The first focuses on the convergence of Chinese architecture and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, outlining the salient aspects of each and suggesting how and why the two "met" in the U.S. The second section centers on the question of how Chinese architects were influenced by the Beaux-Arts and how Chinese architecture was changed as a result. The third takes an even closer look at the Beaux-Arts influence, addressing how innovative practices, new schools of architecture, and buildings whose designs were linked to Beaux-Arts assumptions led to distinctive new paradigms that were rooted in a changing China. By virtue of its scope, scale, and scholarship, this volume promises to become a classic in the fields of Chinese and Western architectural history.

Architectural Encounters With Essence And Form In Modern China

Author : Peter G. Rowe
ISBN : 026268151X
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A study of traditional and modernist attitudes toward architecture in China from the 1840s to the present.

A Critical History Of Contemporary Architecture

Author : Asst Prof David Rifkind
ISBN : 9781472429391
Genre : Architecture
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This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.

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