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Third world modernism : architecture, development and identity

Author: Duanfang Lu
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This set of essays challenge interpretations of the development of modernist architecture in Third World countries during the Cold War. The topics look at modernism's part in the transnational  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duanfang Lu
ISBN: 9780415564571 0415564573 9780415564588 0415564581 9780203840993 0203840992
OCLC Number: 491889320
Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The other way around : the modernist movement in Brazil / Daniela Sandler --
Depoliticizing group GAMMA : contesting modernism in Morocco / Aziza Chaouni --
Agrupación Espacio and the CIAM Peru Group : architecture and the city in the Peruvian modern project / Sharif S. Kahatt --
Campus architecutre as nation building : Israeli architect Arieh Sharon's Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, Ile-Ife, Nigeria / Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler --
Modernity and revolution : the architecture of Ceylon's twentieth-century exhibitions / Anoma Pieris --
This is not an American house : good sense modernism in 1950s Turkey / Elâ Kaçel --
Modernity transfers : the MoMA and postcolonial India / Farhan Sirajul Karim --
Building a colonial technoscientific network : tropical architecture, building science and the politics of decolonization / Jiat-hwee Chang --
Otto Koenigsberger and the tropicalization of British architectural culture / Vandana Baweja --
Epilogue : Third world modernism, or just modernism : towards a cosmopolitan reading of modernism / Vikramāditya Prakāsh.
Responsibility: edited by Duanfang Lu.

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