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Colonial frames, nationalist histories : imperial legacies, architecture and modernity

Author: Mrinalini Rajagopalan; Madhuri Shrikant Desai
Publisher: Burlington : Ashgate, 2012.
Series: Ashgate studies in architecture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Provides a comprehensive and diachronic investigation of the ways in which architecture and urban space mediate the intersections of colonialism, nationalism, and modernity. This book questions  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mrinalini Rajagopalan; Madhuri Shrikant Desai
ISBN: 9780754678809 0754678806
OCLC Number: 802668344
Notes: Erscheint: Juni 2012.
Description: Seiten cm.
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Introduction: architectural modernities of imperial pasts and nationalist presents, Mrinalini Rajagopalan and Madhuri Desai; Section 1 Colonial Taxonomies and the Nation's Episteme: Making Indian modern architects, William Glover; In search of the sacred and antique in colonial India, Madhuri Desai; From colonial memorial to national monument: the case of the Kashmiri Gate, Delhi, Mrinalini Rajagopalan. Section 2 Imperial Designs and the Nation's Fragments: Comparative alterities: native encounters and the national museum, C. Greig Crysler; The Black Atlantic and Georgian London, Richard W. Hayes; Almost, but not quite: architecture and the reconstruction of space in the Territory of Hawaii, Kelema Lee Moses. Section 3 Global Vocabularies and Local Products: Redefining the dual city: changing ideas of plural citizenship in colonial/postcolonial Singapore, Anoma Pieris; Beyond racialized representation: architectural linguA| francA| and urban histories in the Kampung houses and shophouses of Meleka and Singapore, Imran bin Tajudeen; Between typologies and representation: the Tong Lau and the discourse of the 'Chinese house' in colonial Hong Kong, Cecilia Chu; Postcolonial Shanghai: an urban discourse of prosperity and futurity, Andrew Law; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in architecture
Responsibility: by Mrinalini Rajagopalan and Madhuri Desai.


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'Colonial Frames, Nationalist Histories is an ambitious collection of essays that adds much to the growing body of scholarship on global histories of modern architecture and urbanism. Many of the Read more...

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