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Book Launch: Architecture and the Landscape of Modernity in China

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 28 November 2017

The Asia Express

Join authors Guangyu Ren and Bartlett Programme Director Edward Denison at the launch of their new book, Architecture and the Landscape of Modernity in China before 1949

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The Bartlett School of Architecture

Location

The Bartlett School of Architecture, Room 6.02

Dr Edward Denison will present a brief lecture introduced by Professor Adrian Forty, followed by drinks and the opportunity to purchase your copy. 

Author's introduction

Architecture and the Landscape of Modernity in China before 1949 challenges conventional Modernist historiography that has marginalised the experiences of the West’s other for much of the last century by exploring China’s encounter with architecture and modernity in the tumultuous epoch before Communism. This encounter was mediated not by a singular notion of modernism emanating from the west, but was uniquely multifarious, deriving from a variety of sources both from the west and, importantly, from the east.

The heterogenous origins of modernity in China are what make its experience distinctive and its architectural encounters exceptional, recasting the way we see not only the past, but also the present and future in a country destined to ‘rule the world'.

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