Designing Reform: Architecture In The People's Republic Of China, 1970-1992

November 30, 2021|
Designing Reform: Architecture In The People's Republic Of China, 1970-1992 by Cole Roskam
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Investigating the rich architecture of post-Mao China and its broad cultural impact

In the years following China’s Cultural Revolution, architecture played an active role in the country’s reintegration into the global economy and capitalist world. Looking at the ways in which political and social reform transformed Chinese architecture and how, in turn, architecture gave structure to the reforms, Cole Roskam underlines architecture’s unique ability to shape space as well as behavior. Roskam traces how foreign influences like postmodernism began to permeate Chinese architectural discourse in the 1970s and 1980s and how figures such as Kevin Lynch, I. M. Pei, and John Portman became key forces in the introduction of Western educational ideologies and new modes of production. Offering important insights into architecture’s relationship to the politics, economics, and diplomacy of post-Mao China, this unprecedented interdisciplinary study examines architecture’s multivalent status as an art, science, and physical manifestation of cultural identity.

Cole Roskam is associate professor of architectural history in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.
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Title:Designing Reform: Architecture In The People's Republic Of China, 1970-1992
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:296 pages, 10 X 7 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:296 pages, 10 X 7 X 0.98 in
Published:November 30, 2021
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300235951

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