by Evan Chakroff, Addison Godel and Jacqueline Gargus
In an era of accelerating population growth, mass urbanisation, and increasing pressure on the natural environment, the mega cities of China's eastern seaboard have become a focal point of architectural and urbandesign attention. The reform and opening-up era has touched China's major cities in different ways, variously affecting the existing fabric of dynastic capitals, trade hubs, and former European colonies and concessions; this in turn has provided the setting for a range of complex reactions by contemporary architects. The Architectural Guide China provides an invaluable window into this work, with city bycity coverage including historic maps and background information on urban form. Building on the authors' years of experience leading architectural study tours, this book is the rst comprehensive Englishlanguage survey of architecture in China presented in the form of a travel guidebook.