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Modern Chinese Architecture

180 Years

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Modern Chinese Architecture: 180 Years tells the dramatic story of the transformation of Chinese architecture from a predominantly modular, timber-frame, single-story building system with ceramic tile roofs of anonymous, local craftsmen to skyscrapers designed by internationally acclaimed architects…

 

ISBN: 978-1-961856-07-3
Binding: Hardbound
Pages: 480pp
Publication Date: Spring 2024
Size: 9.5″ x 13.5″ Portrait
World Rights: Available

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This is a clear, accurate, readable survey with superior illustrations that includes every major building constructed in China from 1840-2020.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 14 in
Publication date

November 2022

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8.5" x 11" portrait

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Modern Chinese Architecture: 180 Years tells the dramatic story of the transformation of Chinese architecture from a predominantly modular, timber-frame, single-story building system with ceramic tile roofs of anonymous, local craftsmen to skyscrapers designed by internationally acclaimed architects, from temple markets and itinerant peddlers to megamalls, and from open air stages to auditoriums and stadiums with cutting-edge acoustics. The architectural transformation occurs as China transforms from a dynasty ruled by emperors to a republic to a people’s republic, from a country in which fewer than half the male population, and perhaps 10 percent of the female population could read to at least 97% literacy, and from a population that was fewer than 5 percent to more than 60 percent urban.

The development of architecture in China is explained century-by-century through five generations of architects: foreigners, China’s first generation who study modern architecture abroad, their students who design in China during years of war with Japan, internal warfare, and the Cultural Revolution, the next generation who in the 1980s begin to study abroad again, and designers of this century from every continent who compete to transform the Chinese landscape. Buildings in this book are from every province. Illustrations are superior.

Authors

Nancy S. Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author or editor of thirteen books and more than 100 articles.

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ISBN: 978-1-961856-07-3
Binding: Hardbound
Pages: 480pp
Publication Date: Spring 2024
Size: 9.5″ x 13.5″ Portrait
World Rights: Available

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Modern Chinese Architecture

This is a clear, accurate, readable survey with superior illustrations that includes every major building constructed in China from 1840-2020.

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