Southeast Asia's Modern Architecture: Questions Of Translation, Epistemology And Power


by Chang Jiat-Hwee & Imran Bin Tajudeen (Eds.)

Southeast Asia's Modern Architecture: Questions Of Translation, Epistemology And Power

Price:  US$30.24   (SGD42.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 321 pages
Published:  2019, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814722780
SB#:  062076 (752)

About This Book

What is the modern in Southeast Asia's architecture and how do we approach its study critically? This pathbreaking multidisciplinary volume is the first critical survey of Southeast Asia's modern architecture. It looks at the challenges of studying this complex history through the conceptual frameworks of translation, epistemology, and power. Challenging Eurocentric ideas and architectural nomenclature, the authors examine the development of modern architecture in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, with a focus on selective translation and strategic appropriation of imported ideas and practices by local architects and builders.


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