By Inha Jung
Twentieth-century Korean structure and towns shape 3 distinct sessions. the 1st, outlined as colonial smooth, happened among the early 20th century and 1945, whilst Western civilization used to be transplanted to Korea through Japan, and a latest lifestyle, albeit distorted, begun taking form. the second one is the so-called developmental dictatorship interval. among 1961 and 1988, the explosive development of city populations ended in large-scale development booms, and designers delved into glossy identification in the course of the locality of conventional structure. The final interval started within the mid-1990s and will be outlined as one in all modernization cost and a transition to globalization. With urban populations leveling out, urbanization and structure got here to be seen from new perspectives.
Inha Jung, even though, contends that what's extra major is the id of parts that experience remained unchanged. Jung identifies continuities which were shaped by means of long-standing relationships among people and their outfitted surroundings and, regardless of fast modernization, are nonetheless deeply rooted within the Korean lifestyle. accordingly, within the 20th century, regionalism exerted an excellent impression on Korean architects. quite a few architectural and concrete rules that Koreans constructed over a protracted interval whereas adapting to the ordinary surroundings have supplied very important foundations for architects’ works. via exploring those resources, this rigorously researched and amply illustrated e-book makes an unique contribution to defining smooth id in Korea’s structure, housing, and urbanism.
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Architecture and Urbanism in Modern Korea (Spatial Habitus: Making and Meaning in Asia’s Architecture) by Inha Jung