A Simulacra of Place: Architecture Mimicry and China's Urbanization
Keywords:Thesis Research, Book Design
Student Project at ArtCenter College of Design
View ProcessRelated Project: Sternberg Press
How does architecture reflect the process of a country’s urbanization? How does urbanization influence the development of architecture? With these two questions, in the special case of China, this book will observe and discuss an abnormal architectural phenomenon—the “duplitecture” phenomenon in which entire townships appear to have been airlifted from their historic and geographic foundations in Europe and the Americas, and spot-welded to Chinese cities. This phenomenon will then be utilized as a magnifying lens to reflect the process of urbanization in the New China, and to question the future of “Chinese Dream”.
↓A mirror is attached to the front interior of the clamshell bookcase to create a reflection of the book cover.
↓The intro signature was curated as split pages which allow readers to compare and combine the original and the duplicates.
↓Page count: 440Paper: Mohawk Eggshell 80T
↓Book Launching Poster Series Size: 24 x 36 in ea.
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