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Author Chen, Fei (Architect)
Title Chinese urban design : the typomorphological approach / Fei Chen, Kevin Thwaites.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Pub. Ltd., 2013.

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Author Chen, Fei (Architect)
Series Design and the built environment
Design and the built environment series.
Subject City planning -- Social aspects -- China.
Architecture and society -- China.
Urbanization -- China.
Alt Name Thwaites, Kevin.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 244 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. History and theory -- pt. II. Understanding the design context -- pt. III. Urban design practice.
Summary With the rapid development taking place in Chinese cities, there is growing conflict between this new building and the existing urban heritage. Chinese Urban Design offers an analytic and conceptual framework for both urban investigation and consequent design. Firstly summarising traditional urban design principles and how Chinese cities have transformed over time, it then introduces and offers a theoretic ground and scientific methodology for understanding the evolution of urban forms, initially developed in western countries. It demonstrates the theoretic model via real cases - from the city.
ISBN 9781409433897 (e-book)
1409433897 (e-book)
9781472402523 (ebk - e PUB)
1472402529 (ebk - e PUB)
9781409433880 (hbk.)
OCLC # 854569627
Additional Format Print version: Chen, Fei. Chinese urban design. Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Pub. Ltd., 2013 (DLC) 2012051551



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