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Asian alterity [electronic resource] : with special reference to architecture + urbanism through the lens of cultural studies / William S.W. Lim.

By: Lim, William Siew Wai, 1932-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, c2008Description: 1 online resource (222, 96 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.ISBN: 9789812708809 (electronic bk.); 9812708804 (electronic bk.); 128191861X; 9781281918611.Subject(s): Architecture and society -- Asia | Urbanization -- Asia | City and town life -- Asia -- Cross-cultural studies | Cities and towns -- Asia -- Growth -- Case studies | ARCHITECTURE -- Regional | ARCHITECTURE -- Criticism | ARCHITECTURE -- History -- General | Gro�stadt | Gesellschaft | Architektur | AsienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Asian alterity.DDC classification: 720.95 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Asian alterity : with special reference to architecture + urbanism through the lens of cultural studies -- Asian alterity part II : case studies of Asian cities.
Summary: Employing the multi-disciplinary cultural studies as a theoretical platform, this book presents a unique analysis of Asia's development and its architecture and urbanism. The concept of "multiple modernities" is extensively examined to provide the foundational understanding of Asian modernity today, which is firmly rooted in both its indigenous cultures and traditions as well as its contemporariness. This book, a new reflection on the nature of the city in Asia, and the role of professionals in the multiple modernities of those cities, includes: case studies of dynamic Asian cities such as Shanghai, Seoul, Melbourne and others; comments written by an internationally-assembled review panel; innovative and stylistic page layouts by a designer who is the Webby International Ambassador of Singapore; and a full color printing.
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Two books in one.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Asian alterity : with special reference to architecture + urbanism through the lens of cultural studies -- Asian alterity part II : case studies of Asian cities.

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Employing the multi-disciplinary cultural studies as a theoretical platform, this book presents a unique analysis of Asia's development and its architecture and urbanism. The concept of "multiple modernities" is extensively examined to provide the foundational understanding of Asian modernity today, which is firmly rooted in both its indigenous cultures and traditions as well as its contemporariness. This book, a new reflection on the nature of the city in Asia, and the role of professionals in the multiple modernities of those cities, includes: case studies of dynamic Asian cities such as Shanghai, Seoul, Melbourne and others; comments written by an internationally-assembled review panel; innovative and stylistic page layouts by a designer who is the Webby International Ambassador of Singapore; and a full color printing.

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Asian alterity by Lim, William Siew Wai, ©2008
Asian alterity by Lim, William Siew Wai, ©2008
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