Shanghai Reflections: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Search for an Alternative Modernity

Shanghai Reflections: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Search for an Alternative Modernity

Mario Gandelsonas


Shanghai-China's greatest commercial urban and the 5th greatest port within the world-is in the course of a fast revitalization. Shanghai Reflections examines the transformation of the outdated urban right into a sleek city from a wide cultural and architectural standpoint. Architect Mario Gandelsonas charts the city's actual mutation through the years; essays via Akbar Abbas and M. Christine Boyer mixture architectural and urbanistic matters with insights gleaned from Shanghai's wealthy literary and cinematic traditions. scholar initiatives, created in a joint studio subsidized through Princeton, Hong Kong, and Tongji universities and reviewed by way of critics similar to G.C. Spivak, Diana Argest, and Jennifer Bloomer, envision the renaissance of town in concrete phrases. Designed by means of Michael Rock of 2x4.

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