Shanshui City

Ma Yansong

Book

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Shanshui City is the latest book from MAD Architects’ founder and principal partner, Ma Yansong. The English edition features art direction from Kenya Hara with essays by key Western and Eastern contributors, such as Hans Ulrich Obrist & Lorenza Baroncelli, and Wang Mingxian. The publishing of Shanshui City coincides with MAD Architects’ 10th founding anniversary. Ma’s poetic, yet precise language details the development and practice of the Shanshui City design philosophy, in which “architects should delineate a new ideal for the city of the future, to gradually construct an urban environment that embodies both the convenience of the modern city and the ancient Eastern affinity for the natural world.” Extending contact with the natural world, “Shanshui” is an idealized Chinese worldview to seek and integrate spiritual refuge in nature among the everyday life of humanity. Shanshui City is not simply an eco-city, or a garden-city, nor does it imply modeling the city’s architecture on natural forms such as mountains; rather, it represents humanity’s affinity for the natural world and our quest for inner fulfillment, as expressed in philosophies of the East.

 

 

Author(s): Ma Yansong
With contributions by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lorenza Baroncelli, and many others
Design: Kenya Hara17,8 x 31 cm, 7 x 12 ¼ in

Hardcover: 244 pages

Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers (July 25, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-3037784570

Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.1 x 12.4 inches

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Shanshui City is the latest book from MAD Architects’ founder and principal partner, Ma Yansong. The English edition features art direction from Kenya Hara with essays by key Western and Eastern contributors, such as Hans Ulrich Obrist & Lorenza Baroncelli, and Wang Mingxian. The publishing of Shanshui City coincides with MAD Architects’ 10th founding anniversary. Ma’s poetic, yet precise language details the development and practice of the Shanshui City design philosophy, in which “architects should delineate a new ideal for the city of the future, to gradually construct an urban environment that embodies both the convenience of the modern city and the ancient Eastern affinity for the natural world.” Extending contact with the natural world, “Shanshui” is an idealized Chinese worldview to seek and integrate spiritual refuge in nature among the everyday life of humanity. Shanshui City is not simply an eco-city, or a garden-city, nor does it imply modeling the city’s architecture on natural forms such as mountains; rather, it represents humanity’s affinity for the natural world and our quest for inner fulfillment, as expressed in philosophies of the East.

 

 

Author(s): Ma Yansong
With contributions by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lorenza Baroncelli, and many others
Design: Kenya Hara17,8 x 31 cm, 7 x 12 ¼ in

Hardcover: 244 pages

Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers (July 25, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-3037784570

Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.1 x 12.4 inches

Domestic Shipping:

We provide free domestic US shipping for orders over $50 via USPS Priority (2-5 business days). Express shipping (1-2 business days) is available at checkout for an additional cost. We ship out package Tuesday - Saturday. Orders placed after 3pm will be processed the next day. 

International Shipping: 

International shipping is available via DHL Express Worldwide (3-6 business days). 

Customs Policy (PLEASE READ):

There are duty and import taxes that are not included in the total at checkout, are owed by the recipient, and are collected at time of delivery. The taxes are calculated by the customs agency of the destination country, and are beyond our control. You can calculate the costs by contacting your local carrier/customs office.

**If the recipient refuses delivery of their order due to a customs charge, their package will be considered abandoned and disposed of by the shipping carrier and their order will not be eligible for a refund.**

**The customer is responsible for paying for shipping costs for returning any item(s). Shipping costs are non-refundable.**

**Once an order ships and is in transit, it is not possible to cancel the order.**

Refunds & Exchanges:

Refunds and exchanges can be made within 14 days of purchase. Lingerie, books, and SALE items are non-returnable and non-refundable.

The customer is responsible for return shipping charges unless the item is defective, damaged, or incorrect. 

Recycled Packaging:

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, Chop Suey Club is reusing shipping packaging. ☺