Beautiful villages : rural construction practice in contemporary China / edited by Zhang Xiaochun ; translated by He Yanfei.
- Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia : Images Publishing Group, 2018.
277 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Architecture, Chinese -- Designs and plans.
Architecture -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Architecture, Domestic -- China.
Vernacular architecture -- China.
- Architectural drawings.
- Beautiful Villages' gives a comprehensive review of rural construction practices in contemporary China through a number of projects, such as the intervention of artists and art exhibitions, industrialisation efforts, and the creation of new social landscapes. In order to explore the social and historical significance of recent architectural work in rural areas, the book presents around 40 projects, most of which are the works of some of the most influential architects in China. The perspective of 'Beautiful Villages' on rural development provides valuable insight for both government officials and architects alike.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Zhang, Xiaochun, editor.
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