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Learning from Hangzhou
[978988180336]
$45.00

See Wall Street Journal Review: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2009/09/14/learning-from-billboards/?mod=rss_WSJBlog%3fmod=chinablog

Over the last ten years the city of Hangzhou, China has tripled in size and gained over a million people in population. Learning from Hangzhou is an extended photo essay with brief, incisive texts that present the historical city of Hangzhou under the physically and culturally transformative influence of China's unbridled economic expansion.

From 2003-2008 over three thousand images were taken and divided into patterns of reoccurring visual phenomenon. The resulting photographic catalog presents a developing city codified along the edges of its own physical utterances. The ubiquity of demolition and construction; the city’s vast architectural eclecticism; accruements of habitation; graffiti advertising; the tenuous relationship of architecture and signage; climate control and cultural desire all collide in an orgy of permissiveness in a city once renown for its tranquil beauty.

The case study of Hangzhou is indicative of the rapid physical evolution and concurrent social transformation that is taking place in many of China's urban centers; it also provides lessons for a globalizing world and its increasingly frivolous commoditization of public space.
SELLING POINTS: This is the first intensive visual and theoretical analysis of outdoor signage and it's impact on architecture and the urban environment.

This book takes its cue from the seminal work of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, "Learning from Las Vegas". It also includes a foreword by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.

This book also analyzes China's speedy urbanization and the myriad of architectural styles, cultural phenomenon, and semiotic idiosyncrasies that condensed growth has left in its path through a case study of one traditional city.

在过去的十年里,杭州的城市规模扩大了三倍并已拥有了一百万多人口。《向杭州学习》是一篇有关杭州这一历史名城在中国肆无忌惮的经济扩张所带来的物理与文化上的变革之影响下,汇集了大量照片与犀利文论的杂文集。从2003年到2008年,超过3000个图像被采集并根据不同的视觉现象进行重新分组。最后所得到的照片目录表现出了这个飞速发展的城市正沿着自身的物理极限逐渐成型。无处不在的破坏与建设;在城市建筑上的巨大的折衷主义;人居环境的不断改善;涂鸦广告;建筑与城市象征之间的微妙关系;气候控制与文化欲望,今天所有这一切都一齐在这个曾经以其柔和的江南之美而闻名于世的城市的自由狂欢中不断的碰撞。关于杭州的这一个案研究代表了发生在中国众多的城市中心的急速的物理发展和与之相伴的社会变革。同样,它还为我们提供了关于这个不断全球化的世界及其公共空间越来越轻率的商品化进程的有益的经验与教训。本书是第一本充满张力的有关户外标志性建筑及其对建筑学和城市环境之影响的视觉与理论分析著作,其完成受到了罗伯特.文图里Rober venturi)和丹尼斯.斯科特.布朗(Denise Scott Brown)合作的《向拉斯维加斯学习》的启发并且收录有二人亲自撰写的序言。本书深入分析了中国迅速推进的城市化进程以及包罗万象的建筑样式、文化现象以及通过个案研究的方式从一个传统城市的发展道路中提取的符号学特质。

FULL TITLE: Learning from Hangzhou
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13 DIGIT ISBN WITH DASHES: 978-988-18033-6-8
IMPRINT: Timezone 8
US RETAIL PRICE: $45.00
PAGES: 300
WIDTH: 10.82
HEIGHT: 9.84
BOOK FORMAT: Horizontal
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BINDING SPECIFICS: Flexibound
ILLUSTRATED: True
COLOR: 270
BLACK AND WHITE: 14
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TOTAL PRINT RUN: 1,000
OFF PRESS/BOUND BOOK DATE: 05/01/09


This book is an archive of over 3000 photographic images organized into neat categories. It is a very visual book that virtually any one can understand.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 March, 2009.