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Author Wu Hung, 1945-

Title Remaking Beijing : Tiananmen square and the creation of a political space / Wu Hung.

Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press ; London : Reaktion Books, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail High Use  711.55095 WU  OVERNIGHT LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Archit High Use  711.550951156 WU  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Tiananmen square : a political history of monuments -- 2. Face of authority : Tiananmen and Mao's Tiananmen portrait -- 3. Displaying the people : national day parades and exhibition architecture -- 4. Monumentality of time : from drum tower to 'Hong Kong clock' -- 5. Art of the square : from subject to site -- Coda : entering the new millennium.
Summary "Tiananmen Square is the most sacred space in Beijing - a site for Mao's monumental portrait, for museums, parades and, more recently, for violent demonstrations. Wu Hung grew up in Beijing and witnessed its transformation. In this lavishly illustrated work he offers a vivid, often personal, account of the struggle over Beijing's reinvention and offers new insights into the city's history. The final part of the book is devoted to paintings, photographs and performances by artists that take issue with the political and cultural meanings of Tiananmen Square and official efforts of repression."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Architecture and history -- China -- Beijing.
Architecture -- Political aspects -- China -- Beijing.
Art and state -- China -- Beijing.
Tian'an Men (Beijing, China)
Beijing (China) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
ISBN 1861892357
0226360784 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226360792 (pbk. : alk. paper)