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Non West modernist past : on architecture & modernities

Author: William Siew Wai Lim; Jiat-Hwee Chang
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Pub., 2012.
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"This book is an essential resource for understanding architectural modernism outside its "western" regions and mindsets. Its in-depth discussion and insights will be invaluable to specialists, academics and graduate students. It is also comprehensive enough to be used as a textbook for undergraduate students, and general enough for practitioners and the curious general reader."--P. [4] of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Siew Wai Lim; Jiat-Hwee Chang
ISBN: 9789814365949 9814365947
OCLC Number: 730403767
Description: vii, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Interrogating modernism and modernities. Modernism : where we're at (and how we got here) / Anthony D. King ; Modernism across hemispheres, or, taking internationalism seriously / Mark Crinson ; Modernism & contemporaneity in architecture : peripheries & centres / Leon van Schaik ; Entangled histories of modern architecture / Duanfang Lu ; East, west, high, low : how Brazilian modernist vernacular problematizes it all / Fernando Luiz Lara --
(Dis)locating modernisms in the world. (Re-)searching modernism : Indonesia after decolonization / Abidin Kusno ; Simultaneous modernities : contemporary architecture in India / Rahul Mehrotra ; Opening the concept of critical architecture : the case of modern China and the issue of the state / Jianfei Zhu ; Agro-culture / Li Shiqiao ; Situated modernism : the production of locality in Africa / Iain Low ; Politics of greening : spatial constructions of the public in Singapore / Eunice Seng ; Some reflections on hospitality and cosmopolitanism within the context of the early Republican project of modernization in Turkey / Zeynep Mennan ; Brazilian architecture, modern tradition, contemporary culture : other Brazilian modernities of the 1950-1970s / Ruth Verde Zein --
Reflecting/refracting modernism. Commentary : Multiple modernisms and modernities / Randolf S. David ; Commentary : Centre and periphery, a singular modernism and studying modern cultural production / C.J. W.-L. Lee ; Commentary : Mobility of modernism / Chua Beng Huat.
Other Titles: On architecture and modernities
Responsibility: edited by William S.W. Lim & Jiat-Hwee Chang ; [organized and sponsored by Architectural Association Asia, Singapore Institute of Architects].

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Provides a historical and theoretical overview of modern architecture in regions outside the 'West' - Europe and North America. This title interrogates Eurocentric views of modern architecture as  Read more...

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