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Title Beyond description : Singapore space historicity / edited by Ryan Bishop, John Phillips, and Wei-Wei Yeo.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.

Series Architext series
Architext series.
Subject Architecture -- Singapore.
City planning -- Singapore.
Architecture and history -- Singapore.
Alt Name Bishop, Ryan, 1959-
Phillips, John, 1956-
Yeo, Wei-Wei.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 228 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Beyond description: Singapore space historicity / Ryan Bishop, John Phillips, Wei-Wei Yeo -- Of trees and the heartland: historicity and representations of Singaporean landscape / Wei-Wei Yeo -- Towards a spatial history of emergency: notes from Singapore / Gregory Clancy -- "The vertical order has come to an end": the insignia of the miltary C³I and urbanism in global networks / Ryan Bishop -- At home in the worlds: community and consumption in urban Singapore / Philip Holden -- Evangelical economies and abjected spaces: cultural territorialisation in Singapore / Robbie B.H. Goh -- Singapore: a skyline of pragmatism / Kwek Mean Luck -- The axis of Singapore: South Brigade Road / Robert Powell -- Modernist urbanism and its revitalization / William S.W. Lim -- Post-functionalist urbanism, the postmodern and Singapore / Heinz Paetzold -- The tropical city: slippages in the midst of ideological construction / Wong Chong Thai Bobby -- Intelligent island, baroque ecology / Aihwa Ong -- As the wind blows and dew came down: ghost stories and collective memory in Singapore / Carole Faucher -- Urban new archiving / John Phillips.
Summary Annotation This book addresses issues of space, historicity, architecture and textuality by focusing on Singapore's singular position in the region and as a global city. The articles consider how various experiences of Singapore, both from within and from outside, help to complicate existing assumptions about global urbanism, postcolonialism, and architectural theory while producing challenging new ideas from a variety of disciplines concerned with how space, historicity, architecture and textuality inform one another.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203643224 (electronic bk.)
9780203643228 (electronic bk.)
0415299829 (Paper)
0415299810 (hdbk. ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 56557864
Additional Format Print version: Beyond description. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004 0415299810 0415299829 (DLC) 2003015888 (OCoLC)52687954