Hong Kong Modern Architecture of the 1950s-1970s Koditek, Walter

Hong Kong Modern Architecture of the 1950s-1970s

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DESCRIPTION :
"In the post-war decades, Hong Kong architects, many of them having migrated from Mainland China or studied overseas, embraced modern principles when forced to face the problems of housing shortage, mass construction and limited budgets in the British colony. Although economic efficiencies often prevailed over design, their buildings were rooted in their time and place, reflecting the local climate, social values, materials, technique and use in an often unique and pragmatic fashion.
With more than 300 buildings and ensembles documented, HONG KONG MODERN Architecture of the 1950s-1970s gives an unprecedented comprehensive
overview on the architecture of that transformative period, and is unique in combining photography, carefully researched background information and academic essays. The book aims to serve as a visual record and create awareness on the modernist buildings of Hong Kong, and to contribute to better understanding and discussion of their architectural merit and social, cultural, and historic values."


PRODUCT DETAILS :

ISBN : 9789887879626
BY (AUTHOR) Koditek, Walter
PUBLISHER :Apsara Books PUBLICATION DATE : January 15, 2022
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong  IMPRINT : 
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 245 mm x 245 mm
WEIGHT :2100 g
SERIES : 

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Art & Photography
Hong Kong General Books

DESCRIPTION :"In the post-war decades, Hong Kong architects, many of them having migrated from Mainland China or studied overseas, embraced modern principles when forced to face the problems of housing shortage, mass construction and limited budgets in the British colony. Although economic efficiencies often prevailed over design, their buildings were rooted in their time and place, reflecting the local climate, social values, materials, technique and use in an often unique and pragmatic fashion.With more than 300 buildings and ensembles documented, HONG KONG MODERN Architecture of the 1950s-1970s gives an unprecedented comprehensiveoverview on the architecture of that transformative period, and is unique in combining photography, carefully researched background information and academic essays. The book aims to serve as a visual record and create awareness on the modernist buildings of Hong Kong, and to contribute to better understanding and discussion of their architectural merit and social, cultural, and historic values." PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9789887879626 BY (AUTHOR) Koditek, Walter PUBLISHER :Apsara Books PUBLICATION DATE : January 15, 2022 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong  IMPRINT :  LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Hardback DIMENSION : 245 mm x 245 mm WEIGHT :2100 gSERIES : PRODUCT CATEGORY :Art & PhotographyHong Kong General Books