Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent through History - Spatial Habitus: Making & Meaning in Asia's Architecture (Hardback)Vimalin Rujivacharakul (editor), H. Hazel Hahn (editor), Ken Tadashi Oshima (editor), Peter Christensen (editor)
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The book consists of three sections. In Mapping Asia: Architectural Symbols from Medieval to Early Modern Periods, authors examine icons and symbols in maps and textual descriptions and other early evidence about Asian architecture. The second section, Conjugating Asia: The Long-Nineteenth Century and Its Impetus, explores the construction of the field of Asian architecture and the political imagination of Asian built environments in the nineteenth century. The third section, Manifesting Asia: Building the Continent with Architecture, addresses the physical realization of "Asian" geographic ideas within a set of specific local and regional contexts in the twentieth century.
Regions and conditions covered in Architecturalized Asia include French Indochina, Iran, post-Soviet Central Asia, Japanese landscape, and the construction of the Afro-Asian built environment.
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 985 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
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