Complexity (without) Contradiction


Snapshot on contemporary China.

ISBN: 9788895623610 Categories: , Tags: ,


The book proposes a comparison between the Western and Chinese culture as this is expressed until the Second Post War, when the advent of the Maoist regime rarefied the principles of the tradition. These reflections and descriptions originated in the context of a University cooperation project promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Chinese province of Guangdong. This experience made evident the inadequacy of the Western approach to architecture when this is confronted with the current production processes of China. Thus, by the means of a series of anecdotes, the book highlights the many misconceptions, stereotypes, and linguistic traps that substantiate a vast cultural gap still to be explored.

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Weight 0,446 kg
Dimensions 170 × 120 × 19 mm



120X170 mm



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