A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future

1st Edition

David Wang

Routledge
Published December 5, 2016
Reference - 212 Pages - 73 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138884618 - CAT# Y180326

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Summary

A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future examines the impact of Chinese philosophy on China’s historic structures, as well as on modern Chinese urban aesthetics and architectural forms. For architecture in China moving forward, author David Wang posits a theory, the New Virtualism, which links current trends in computational design with long-standing Chinese philosophical themes. The book also assesses twentieth-century Chinese architecture through the lenses of positivism, consciousness (phenomenology), and linguistics (structuralism and poststructuralism). Illustrated with over 70 black-and-white images, this book establishes philosophical baselines for assessing architectural developments in China, past, present and future.

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