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China (Paperback) (Evan Chakroff & Addison Godel & Jacqueline Gargus)

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In an era of accelerating population growth, mass urbanisation, and increasing pressure on the natural environment, the megacities of China's eastern seaboard have become a focal point of architectural and urban-design attention. The “reform and opening-up era” has touched China's major cities in different ways, affecting the existing fabric of dynastic capitals, trade hubs, and former European colonies and concessions; this in turn has provided the setting for a range of complex reactions by contemporary architects. The Architectural Guide China provides city-by-city coverage including historic maps and background information on urban form. Building on the authors' years of experience leading architectural study tours, this book is the first comprehensive English-language survey of recent Chinese architecture presented in the form of a travel guide.
In an era of accelerating population growth, mass urbanisation, and increasing pressure on the natural environment, the megacities of China's eastern seaboard have become a focal point of architectural and urban-design attention. The ?reform and opening-up era? has touched China's major cities in different ways, affecting the existing fabric of dynastic capitals, trade hubs, and former European colonies and concessions; this in turn has provided the setting for a range of complex reactions by contemporary architects. The Architectural Guide China provides city-by-city coverage including historic maps and background information on urban form. Building on the authors' years of experience leading architectural study tours, this book is the first comprehensive English-language survey of recent Chinese architecture presented in the form of a travel guide.
Number of Pages: 399
Genre: Architecture, Travel
Sub-Genre: Asia / China
Series Title: Architectural Guide
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Actar
Author: Evan Chakroff & Addison Godel & Jacqueline Gargus
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2016
TCIN: 46769347
UPC: 9783869223483
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-9167

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