Building Shanghai: The Story of China's Gateway

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Shanghai's illustrious history and phenomenal future is celebrated in this book, which examines the evolution of the city's architecture and urban form in order to contextualise the challenges facing the city today. The physical legacies that reflect Shanghai's uniqueness historically and contemporarily are examined chronologically using specific case studies of exemplary architecture interwoven in a compelling narrative that unlocks the many mysteries surrounding this amazing metropolis. Some of the most influential colonial architecture in the world, outstanding examples of Modernism and Art Deco, and an exceptional selection of eclectic and vernacular architecture reflecting Shanghai's many adopted cultures are revealed. This is the first book ever to examine this remarkable subject in a manner that is both comprehensive and captivating in its written content and stunningly illustrated with over 300 archive and contemporary photographs and maps.

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As we embark on the 21st century, Shanghai, the economic engine of China, is posed to challenge the established global economic order with its newfound supremacy. Despite the city’s recent ascendancy, scant recognition has been paid to the causes of its giddy rise – history is not so much in the making, as being repeated.  In Building Shanghai, the remarkably turbulent and compelling story of this illustrious trading city is revealed for the first time through its architecture, character, form and urban development. Extensively researched and illustrated, with both previously unseen archive material and new photography, the book draws together a comprehensive narrative of Shanghai’s history. Stretching back to its ancient origins, it charts the impact of foreign occupation in the 19th and early 20th centuries and then the subsequent decades of virtual isolation under communism, as well as the background to the present burgeoning economy.

The central character in this story is not Shanghai’s bewildered present or it fantastical future. It is the city’s incomparable and extraordinary past: the Opium Wars that led to Shanghai’s occupation by foreigners; China’s bitter civil wars and the founding of the Republic; the insularity and greed of foreign settlers; its decadent heyday of the 1920s and 30s when sex, drugs and alcohol underpinned the city’s social life; the rise of Communism in China; the Cultural Revolution; and the awakening of potentially the world's largest economy. All of these events, and many more, are etched into the urban landscape and manifested through a fascinating architectural ensemble. This has until now received no systematic scrutiny from abroad. What is, however, demonstrated here is just how extraordinary Shanghai’s architecture is in terms of its variety and the interweaving of international styles and design movements.

About the Author:

Edward Denison is a design consultant, writer and photographer, whose work focuses on preservation and regeneration in the built environment. Bridging academic and practical disciplines, his work in Africa, Asia and Europe includes consulting for international agencies in heritage conservation, authoritative books on design and architecture, and internationally published architectural photography and writing.

Guang Yu Ren is an architect and independent consultant. Having practised in China for several years, she moved to Australia to augment her design education. Since then, she has worked with international agencies in Africa and the UK to conserve and promote architectural heritage. Her latest project has brought her back to Shanghai, where she was born and raised, and where she now works to encourage heritage conservation in education and practice, and to build links between China with the rest of the world in this field.

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Descrizione libro John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Auflage. Language: English . Brand New Book. Shanghai s illustrious history and phenomenal future is celebrated in this book, which examines the evolution of the city s architecture and urban form in order to contextualise the challenges facing the city today. The physical legacies that reflect Shanghai s uniqueness historically and contemporarily are examined chronologically using specific case studies of exemplary architecture interwoven in a compelling narrative that unlocks the many mysteries surrounding this amazing metropolis. Some of the most influential colonial architecture in the world, outstanding examples of Modernism and Art Deco, and an exceptional selection of eclectic and vernacular architecture reflecting Shanghai s many adopted cultures are revealed. This is the first book ever to examine this remarkable subject in a manner that is both comprehensive and captivating in its written content and stunningly illustrated with over 300 archive and contemporary photographs and maps. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780470016374

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Descrizione libro John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Building Shanghai: The Story of China's Gateway, Edward Denison, Guang Yu Ren, Shanghai's illustrious history and phenomenal future is celebrated in this book, which examines the evolution of the city's architecture and urban form in order to contextualise the challenges facing the city today. The physical legacies that reflect Shanghai's uniqueness historically and contemporarily are examined chronologically using specific case studies of exemplary architecture interwoven in a compelling narrative that unlocks the many mysteries surrounding this amazing metropolis. Some of the most influential colonial architecture in the world, outstanding examples of Modernism and Art Deco, and an exceptional selection of eclectic and vernacular architecture reflecting Shanghai's many adopted cultures are revealed. This is the first book ever to examine this remarkable subject in a manner that is both comprehensive and captivating in its written content and stunningly illustrated with over 300 archive and contemporary photographs and maps. Codice libro della libreria B9780470016374

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