Item #64058 In the Chinese city. Perspectives on the transmutations of an empire. Frédéric Edelmann, Yves Kirchner.
In the Chinese city. Perspectives on the transmutations of an empire
In the Chinese city. Perspectives on the transmutations of an empire
In the Chinese city. Perspectives on the transmutations of an empire

In the Chinese city. Perspectives on the transmutations of an empire

[Paris: Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine; Barcelona: Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture; New York: Actar Publications, 2008]. Fitst edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. 340, [4]; 244; both volumes illustrated throughout, much in color; fine copies in original pictorial laminate bopards and publisher's slipcase. Second volume titled Positions: Portrait of New Generation of Chinese Architects. "Beijing hosts the summer 2008 Olympic Games, followed by the 2010 Universal Exposition in Shanghai. These two cities have undergone an architectonic and urban metamorphosis without precedent for dimension or speed; a movement which has transformed the whole of China and has deeply affected the lives of hundreds of millions of people. This book presents keys for understanding a phenomenon often blurred by touristic portrayals and issues of economic restlessness. Divided in two parts, the book first illustrates the history of urban China, from its acceleration over the 20th century to its metamorphosis over the last decade. It then explores 8 cities: diverse megalopolises including popular Shanghai and Beijing, famous Suzhou and Xi an, the unknown conurbian between Canton and Shenzhen on the Pearl River, and the emerging Chongqin with the gigantic three Gorges Dam Project" (back cover blurb). "An exhibition designed and produced by the Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine jointly with the Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture, under the high patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the support of the cultural service of the French Embassy in China and the Chinese Embassy in France, in collaboration with Tongji University in Shanghai, the Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design (BICP), with the support of the Hauts de Seine Department/Musée Albert Kahn" (colophon). Item #64058

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