China Architectural Guide

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.

 

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