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Building globalization : transnational architecture production in urban China

Author: Xuefei Ren
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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"From the years 2004 to 2008, Beijing and Shanghai witnessed the construction of an extraordinary number of new buildings, many of which were designed by architectural firms overseas. Combining ethnographic fieldwork, historical research, and network analysis, Building Globalization closely scrutinizes the growing phenomenon of transnational architecture and its profound effect on the development of urban space.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xuefei Ren
ISBN: 9780226709802 0226709809 9780226709819 0226709817
OCLC Number: 652743766
Description: xvi, 218 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Space, capital and global cities: an introduction --
Transnational architectural production: firms cities, trends --
Architecture, media and real estate speculation --
History, cosmopolitanism, and preservation --
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Olympic spectacles, critical architecture, and new state spaces --
The power of symbol.
Responsibility: Xuefei Ren.

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This richly documented book opens up new ground for our understanding of cities and of globalization. The focus is on China, but the findings point to trends that are emerging in other parts of Asia Read more...

 
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