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Shanghai: The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center

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Shanghai is Chinas largest city, comparable to New York or Tokyo, and in recent decades it has experienced a building boom on a scale that is simply unprecedented in world history. Shanghai now has more skyscrapers than New York City.

Pridmore tells a story that combines art, technology, capitalism, and Communism in vivid prose backed up by extensive reporting and illustrated with superb photographs. After surveying Shanghais traditional Chinese and colonial architecture, Pridmore turns to the amazing city of today. In the last decades of the 20th century, Shanghai was seen as the engine of modernization in China. Leading architects from around the world, including Norman Foster, Paul Andrew, Adrian Smith, Kohn Petersen Fox, John Portman, Chang Yung Ho, Ma Qingyun, and Benjamin Wood were lured into competitions to design vastly ambitious projects, and towering buildings in a riot of different styles sprung up before planners could even map their neighborhoods. Out of this ferment of creative growth came the most significant “new” city of the 21st century.

About the Author

Jay Pridmore is an architectural historian and the author of numerous books, especially about the architecture of Chicago. Among them is Abrams Chicago Architecture and Design, now in its second edition. He divides his time between Chicago and Rome.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810994065
Subtitle:
The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
Pridmore, Jay
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
China
Subject:
International Architecture - Asian
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Shangahi; China; Architecture; Travel
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
History
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Architecture - China - Shanghai - History -
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 Color Illu
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
12.00 x 10.00 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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