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Author: Frédéric Edelmann; Yves Kirchner; Françoise Ged; Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine (Paris, France); Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
Publisher: Paris : Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine ; Barcelona : Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture ; New York : Actar Publications, [2008?]
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
In the Chinese city.
Paris : Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine ; Barcelona : Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture ; New York : Actar Publications, [2008?]
(OCoLC)647061248
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frédéric Edelmann; Yves Kirchner; Françoise Ged; Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine (Paris, France); Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
ISBN: 8496954498 9788496954496
OCLC Number: 229021303
Language Note: Translated into English from a French translation of the original Chinese.
Notes: "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.
Description: 340 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prefaces : In the Chinese city / François de Mazlères --
Ideology and transformation / Josep Ramoneda--
The fascination with the grand scale / Francis Rambert --
Introductions : Questions on the transformations of an empire / Frédéric Edelmann --
Cities and filmmakers / Jordi Ballò --
The Suzhou steles : The finest representation of Suzhou / Danielle Elisseeff --
Garden : The traditional Chinese garden : a world apart / Chiu Che Bing --
Public spaces and contemporary gardens / Arnauld Laffage --
Character : Structures : calligraphy, architecture, city space / Liu Yanjun --
Earth : A short history of Chinese cartography / Yves Kirchner --
Of the land and its mythologies / Catherine Bourzat --
A population on the move / Pierre Haski --
Water : Cities and water / Ruan Yisan --
City water supplies from the end of the 19th century to the 21st century / Delphine Spicq --
Water policy : the cracks begin to show / Brice Pedroletti --
Fengshui : Rituals and traditions of Chinese space / Yves Kirchner --
Interview with Zhong Ruzhong, a geomancer from Hunan / Patrice Fava and Shi Cuijie --
The tools of the geomancer / Patrice Fava --
Architecture : Construction: rules, models and manuals / Christophe Gaudier --
Yangshi Lei / Chiu Che Bing --
Family : Family structure / Dora Chesnes --
The city moulded by its social classes / Jean-Louis Rocca --
Qingming shanhe tu / Patrick Doan, François Pourcelet, sœur Qiao Bian yun --
Destruction : Destruction of Yuanmingyan 1861 / Victor Hugo --
Destruction and heritage / Frédéric Edelmann --
In Shixing hutong, awaiting the expulsion / Lily Eclimont --
Cities / Geneviève Imbot-Bichet --
Beijing : To the sources of the capital of the North: rites and transformations of the capital under heaven / Chiu Che Bing --
Lao She's Beijing / Yves Kirchner --
Wang Jun, chronicler of the new Beijing / Amélie Manon --
Impact of the Olympic Games on the city of Beijing / Wang Jun.
Responsibility: [collection edited by Frédérick Edelmann ; editorial coordination by Yves Kirchner ; scienfic oversight by François Ged].

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