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Southeast Asian Modern

Southeast Asian Modern

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Publisher:  Birkhauser Verlag.  ISBN: 9783035624571.  Format: Paperback, 240 x 170 mm,  376pp.

The modern architecture of these culturally and nationally heterogenous regions echoes local vernacular traditions and colonial as well as postcolonial hegemonies from both the East and the West. The book tells the stories of these separate roots and their culmination into contemporary architectural production, analysing the distinctiveness and quality of approximately 65 building projects that have emerged in the past half century. Peter Rowe and Yun Fu’s second volume on the modernisation of architecture in the Far East deals with Southeast Asia and Austronesia, including the 12 nation states of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, East Timor, Philippines and Taiwan, as well as the ocean peoples of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.