By Inha Jung
Twentieth-century Korean structure and towns shape 3 specified sessions. the 1st, outlined as colonial sleek, happened among the early 20th century and 1945, whilst Western civilization was once transplanted to Korea through Japan, and a contemporary lifestyle, albeit distorted, started taking form. the second one is the so-called developmental dictatorship interval. among 1961 and 1988, the explosive development of city populations led to large-scale development booms, and designers delved into glossy identification during the locality of conventional structure. The final interval all started within the mid-1990s and will be outlined as considered one of modernization payment and a transition to globalization. With urban populations leveling out, urbanization and structure got here to be considered from new perspectives.
Inha Jung, even though, contends that what's extra major is the id of components that experience remained unchanged. Jung identifies continuities which have been shaped via long-standing relationships among people and their equipped surroundings and, regardless of fast modernization, are nonetheless deeply rooted within the Korean lifestyle. accordingly, within the 20th century, regionalism exerted an outstanding impression on Korean architects. a variety of architectural and concrete rules that Koreans constructed over a protracted interval whereas adapting to the normal atmosphere have supplied very important foundations for architects’ works. via exploring those resources, this conscientiously researched and amply illustrated booklet makes an unique contribution to defining smooth identification in Korea’s structure, housing, and urbanism.
198 illus., 114 in color
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