Architecture: Architectural History

  • Mapping Modernity in Shanghai: Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners' City, 1853-98 book cover

    Mapping Modernity in Shanghai

    Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners' City, 1853-98, 1st Edition

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    This book argues that modernity first arrived in late nineteenth-century Shanghai via a new spatial configuration. This city’s colonial capitalist development ruptured the traditional configuration of self-contained households, towns, and natural landscapes in a continuous spread, producing a new…

    Paperback – 2012-05-01
    Asia's Transformations

  • Japanese Love Hotels: A Cultural History book cover

    Japanese Love Hotels

    A Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Chaplin

    Drawing on theories of place, consumption and identity, Sarah Chaplin details the evolution of the love hotel in urban Japan since the 1950s. Love hotels emerged in the late 1950s following a ban of licensed prostitution, then were extremely popular in the 1970s, were then legislated against in the…

    Paperback – 2010-10-20
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Representing Calcutta: Modernity, Nationalism and the Colonial Uncanny book cover

    Representing Calcutta

    Modernity, Nationalism and the Colonial Uncanny, 1st Edition

    By Swati Chattopadhyay

    Representing Calcutta: Modernity, Nationalism, and the Colonial Uncanny is a spatial history of colonial Calcutta, addressing the question of modernity that haunts our perception of Calcutta. The book responds to two interrelated concerns about the city. The first is the image of Calcutta as the…

    Paperback – 2006-03-15
    Asia's Transformations/Asia's Great Cities

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