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Riassunto: Painting the City Red illuminates the dynamic relationship between the visual media, particularly film and theater, and the planning and development of cities in China and Taiwan, from the emergence of the People’s Republic in 1949 to the staging of the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Yomi Braester argues that the transformation of Chinese cities in recent decades is a result not only of China’s abandonment of Maoist economic planning in favor of capitalist globalization but also of a shift in visual practices. Rather than simply reflect urban culture, movies and stage dramas have facilitated the development of new perceptions of space and time, representing the future city variously as an ideal socialist city, a metropolis integrated into the global economy, and a site for preserving cultural heritage.
Drawing on extensive archival research, interviews with leading filmmakers and urban planners, and close readings of scripts and images, Braester describes how films and stage plays have promoted and opposed official urban plans and policies as they have addressed issues such as demolition-and-relocation plans, the preservation of vernacular architecture, and the global real estate market. He shows how the cinematic rewriting of historical narratives has accompanied the spatial reorganization of specific urban sites, including Nanjing Road in Shanghai; veterans’ villages in Taipei; and Tiananmen Square, centuries-old courtyards, and postmodern architectural landmarks in Beijing. In Painting the City Red, Braester reveals the role that film and theater have played in mediating state power, cultural norms, and the struggle for civil society in Chinese cities.
From the Back Cover: "Yomi Braester's "Painting the City Red" is not only a signal contribution to our understanding of urban space and visual culture in China, but one of the most thorough explorations of the city in cinema of any kind to appear in recent years. Braester is a matchless guide to the ways film and theatrical productions have been used to shape the future city, foster new spatial practices, and mediate between visions of a vanishing architectural past and the metropolis to come. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the lightspeed urbanization of contemporary China, and how the creative destruction of its cities has played out on screen and stage."--Thomas J. Campanella, author of "The Concrete Dragon: China's Urban Revolution and What It Means for the World"
Titolo: Painting the City Red: Chinese Cinema and ...
Casa editrice: Duke University Press Books
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Descrizione libro Duke University Press Books, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0822347067