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Author Lim, William Siew Wai
Title Asian Ethical Urbanism : A Radical Postmodern Perspective
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2005
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Descript 1 online resource (278 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Comments -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- PART 1 Asian Ethical Urbanism: A Radical Postmodern Perspective -- 01 Asian Ethical Urbanism: A Radical Postmodern Perspective -- Orientation -- Asian Ethical Urbanism -- Post-Planning as a Credible Instrument for Asian Ethical Urbanism -- Conclusion -- Post-planning in Central, Hong Kong -- Learning from Bangkok A Slice of the Post-planning Phenomena - from Siam Square to Phloen Chit -- PART 2 Collected Essays -- 02 Asian Architecture in the New Millennium: A Postmodern Imagery -- Introduction -- Eurocentric Modernity -- Jencks's Postmodernism -- Spaces of Postmodernity -- Conclusion -- 03 Ancient Quarter Hanoi: A Living Tradition -- A Living Tradition -- Upgrading Infrastructure -- Usages and Lot Sizes -- Cultural Tourism -- Conclusion -- 04 Have You Been Shanghaied?: Culture and Urbanism in Glocalised Shanghai -- Introduction -- Alternative Globality -- Culture in Glocalised Shanghai -- Radical Postmodern Urbanism -- Conclusion -- 05 Architecture, Art, Identity in Singapore: Is There Life After Tabula Rasa? -- Introduction -- Colonial Period (1819-1959) -- Immediate Postcolonial Period (1959-early 1970s) -- The Developmental State (early 1970s-1995) -- The Remaking of Singapore (1995-present) -- Conclusion -- 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
Key Features:The author, having lectured widely on subjects relating to architecture and urbanism around the region, has in depth knowledge of Asian cities and their urban and architectural conditionsThe book provides an alternative urbanism addressing the unprecedented urban explosion in the emerging non-Western economies and the increasingly prevalent post-modern conditions of pluralistic culture, tolerance of differences, fragmentation and chaotic orderThe book presents a radical theory of Asian ethical urbanism, which transcends and discards the constraints and rigidity of modernist planning and situates its critical substances within the challenging conditions of Asian cities today
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Link Print version: Lim, William Siew Wai Asian Ethical Urbanism: A Radical Postmodern Perspective Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company,c2005 9789812563132
Subject City planning -- Asia.;City planning -- Asia -- Case studies
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