- 399 pages : photographs (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Gargus, Jacqueline,Godel, Addison,
- Includes bibliographical references.Summary: In an era of accelerating population growth, mass urbanisation, and increasing pressure on the natural environment, the megacities of China's eastern seaboard have become a focal point of architectural and urban-design attention. The reform and opening-up era has touched China's major cities in different ways, variously affecting the existing fabric of dynastic capitals, trade hubs, and former European colonies and concessions; this in turn has provided the setting for a range of complex reactions by contemporary architects. The Architectural Guide Chinaprovides an invaluable window into this work, with cityby- city coverage including historic maps and background information on urban form. Building on the authors' years of experience leading architectural study tours, this book is the first comprehensive English-language survey of architecture in China presented in the form of a travel guidebook.Text mainly in English with Chinese parallel translation in contents, titles of each chapers, and maps.