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Asian ethical urbanism [electronic resource] : a radical postmodern perspective / William S.W. Lim ; with an introduction by Leon van Schaik.

By: Lim, William Siew Wai, 1932-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ ; London : World Scientific Pub., c2005Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 240 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9812701133 (electronic bk.); 9789812701138 (electronic bk.); 981256313X (pbk. : alk. paper); 9789812563132 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1281896896; 9781281896896.Subject(s): City planning -- Asia | City planning -- Asia -- Case studies | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Regional Planning | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Asian ethical urbanism.DDC classification: 307.1/216/095 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Comments; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART 1 Asian Ethical Urbanism: A Radical Postmodern Perspective; 01 Asian Ethical Urbanism: A Radical Postmodern Perspective; PART 2 Collected Essays; 02 Asian Architecture in the New Millennium: A Postmodern Imagery; 03 Ancient Quarter Hanoi: A Living Tradition; 04 Have You Been Shanghaied?: Culture and Urbanism in Glocalised Shanghai; 05 Architecture, Art, Identity in Singapore: Is There Life After Tabula Rasa?; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Photographic Credits;
Summary: With the impending demise of modernist planning, the footprints and corpses of failed modernist visions are littered everywhere. A vacuum of implementable urban theories has occurred at the time when unprecedented expansion and restructuring of cities in rapidly developing economies are taking place. In this collection of essays, William S W Lim zeroes in on the peculiarities and dynamics of present Asian urban and architectural conditions in order to challenge and transcend the socio-ecological forms and political influences generated by the current system of global capitalism. Part I of this.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-226) and index.

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Comments; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART 1 Asian Ethical Urbanism: A Radical Postmodern Perspective; 01 Asian Ethical Urbanism: A Radical Postmodern Perspective; PART 2 Collected Essays; 02 Asian Architecture in the New Millennium: A Postmodern Imagery; 03 Ancient Quarter Hanoi: A Living Tradition; 04 Have You Been Shanghaied?: Culture and Urbanism in Glocalised Shanghai; 05 Architecture, Art, Identity in Singapore: Is There Life After Tabula Rasa?; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Photographic Credits;

With the impending demise of modernist planning, the footprints and corpses of failed modernist visions are littered everywhere. A vacuum of implementable urban theories has occurred at the time when unprecedented expansion and restructuring of cities in rapidly developing economies are taking place. In this collection of essays, William S W Lim zeroes in on the peculiarities and dynamics of present Asian urban and architectural conditions in order to challenge and transcend the socio-ecological forms and political influences generated by the current system of global capitalism. Part I of this.

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