Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China (BOK)

Bianca Bosker

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A 108-meter high Eiffel Tower rises above Champs Elysees Square in Hangzhou. A Chengdu residential complex for 200,000 recreates Dorchester, England. An ersatz Queen's Guard patrols Shanghai's Thames Town, where pubs and statues of Winston Churchill abound. Gleaming replicas of the White House dot Chinese cities from Fuyang to Shenzhen. These examples are but a sampling of China's most popular and startling architectural movement: the construction of monumental themed communities that replicate towns and cities in the West. In recounting the untold and evolving story of China's predilection for replicating the greatest architectural hits of the West, Bianca Bosker explores what this unprecedented experiment in duplitecture implies for the social, political, architectural, and commercial landscape of contemporary China. With her lively, authoritative narrative, the author shows us how, in subtle but important ways, these homes and public spaces shape the behavior of their residents, as they reflect the achievements, dreams, and anxieties of those who inhabit them, as well as those of their developers and designers.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Bianca Bosker
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780824836061
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 18,7cm x 23,5cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Architectural structure & design