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Description - East Asia Modern by Peter G. Rowe

This is a timely comparative analysis of cities in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Singapore, and in particular the rapid process of expansion and modernization they are currently experiencing. Peter Rowe provides a historical overview, showing how these cities have developed over the last century, and setting into context their individual paths towards becoming modern. He describes contemporary life in East Asia, and the distinct brand of modernity that has developed in the region.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861892492
ISBN-10: 1861892497
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 148mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter G. Rowe

Peter G. Rowe is Professor and former Dean of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. He is the author of a number of books including Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China (2002, with Seng Kuan) and Modernity and Housing (1993).

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