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Description - Modernism in China by Edward Denison

China remains as 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. As occurred elsewhere in the world, Modernism in China acquired its own unique language forged from geographical, cultural, historical and political circumstances. Analyses 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. Features new photography and previously unseen archive photography. Includes some intriguing examples of Art Deco and Modernist architecture and design. Written by two young urban historians whose previous books on Shanghai and Asmara are gaining them a significant reputation in the field of architectural heritage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470319284
ISBN-10: 0470319283
Format: Hardback
(259mm x 233mm x 27mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edward Denison

Edward Denison and Guang Yu Ren are specialists in the field of the built environment, with a particular focus on cultural heritage and development. Their work is regularly featured in publications and broadcast media and at international symposia. Their co-authored publications include: Asmara - Africa's Secret Modernist City (Merrell 2003 & 2007) and Building Shanghai - the Story of China's Gateway (Wiley Academy, 2006 & 2007). These works form the basis of two travelling exhibitions that continue to disseminate these unique subjects to audiences as far apart as Europe, the Middle East, Africa and America.

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