Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China
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Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China

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Built around snatches of discussion overheard in a Beijing design studio, this book explores attitudes toward architecture in China since the opening of the Treaty Ports in the 1840s. Central to the discussion are the concepts of ti and yong, or "essence" and "form," Chinese characters that are used to define the proper arrangement of what should be considered modern and e...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published February 27th 2004 by MIT Press (MA) (first published April 15th 2002)
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