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Shanghai Art of the City

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This stunning art, culture and history book profiles China's most prolific and dynamic city. Shanghai's tumultuous history has resulted in the progressive and stylish city of today. For more than a century and a half artists have been both documenting the city's changes and leading its way into the future. Timed to coincide with the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 (and a city-wide Shanghai Celebration in San Francisco, its sister city), Shanghai catalogs the first exhibition to explore one of China's most cosmopolitan cities. A case study in cultural globalization, the book traces, through its art, factors behind the city's distinctive character. Lavishly illustrated, this oversized book features 128 oil paintings, Shanghai deco furniture and rugs, revolutionary posters, works of fashion, movie clips and contemporary installations. These artworks, drawn mainly from the collections of the Shanghai Museum, the Shanghai Art Museum, the Shanghai City History Museum and the Lu Xun Memorial Hall, include the most significant visual documents of the city's rich and ever-changing culture.

A Walking Tour Shanghai

Author : Gregory Byrne Bracken
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Shanghai is China’s most cosmopolitan city and it is a fascinating blend of old and new. Visitors can find everything from charming art deco style buildings and traditional Chinese architecture to some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. Once called the “Paris of the East”, Shanghai is once again bustling with new developments up along the Bund and in the Pudong area. The walks featured in this handy volume will enable readers to appreciate Shanghai’s heritage and have a better understanding of its built environment.

The Chinese Repository

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China Exchange News

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A review of education, science, and academic relations with the PRC.

Shanghai s Art Deco Master

Author : Spencer Dodington
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Old Shanghai's architecture is world famous, particularly for the many Art Deco buildings designed and erected during its golden age in the 1920s and 1930s, before the Japanese invaded and the world changed. Many of the Art Deco gems in Shanghai were designed by the French architect Paul Veysseyre, the focus of this book. Coauthor Spencer Dodington has lived in and renovated many of Shanghai's Art Deco masterpieces, and coauthor Charles Lagrange has chronicled the history of Shanghai's French Concession in numerous articles. Together they have visited all surviving works by architect Paul Veysseyre. Having been granted with access to the private Veysseyre family archives outside Paris, plus extensive on-the-ground research in Shanghai, the two writers have created the definitive book on one of the city's greatest architects. His works in the French Concession brought contemporary French architecture, especially the glamorous new Art Deco style, to the booming port city in the 1920s and 1930s, to its lasting glory. This book sheds light on the story of one exceptional man and his creations, and also covers the French Concession's remarkable history and legacy.

Art Deco Zai Shanghai Chinois

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Art Deco is an art movement between neo-classicism and modernism. It is named after an exhibition held in Paris in 1925, the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials modernes, which meant 'super luxury' at that time. With distinct geometric shapes, intense, bright colours that stand out and decorative look, art deco has shaken the world with striking visual attack and lively rhythm since the moment of its birth. Also, it is characterized by the clean lines, streamlining and symmetry. Art Deco designers favoured geometric and linear lines to create works, which were coated with colourful decoration to form strong contrast. Art has no boundaries, soon this new art trend came all the way from Europe to China and settled down in Shanghai. A swath of skyscrapers emerged in this oriental metropolis, there were banks, hotels or theatres which helped to melt art deco into the life of the people. Here in this book, we trace the origin, evolution and prime of art deco with typical and classical works and it will help you to fully enjoy the vibrant and versatile Shanghai art deco. Colour throughout

Shanghai Style

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History, analysis, and critical evaluation of Shanghai's striking visual culture during the 1920s-1940s.

Art Worlds

Author : Roberta Wue
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The growth of Shanghai in the late nineteenth century gave rise to an exciting new art world in which a flourishing market in popular art became a highly visible part of the treaty port’s commercialized culture. Art Worlds examines the relationship between the city’s visual artists and their urban audiences. Through a discussion of images ranging from fashionable painted fans to lithograph-illustrated magazines, the book explores how popular art intersected with broader cultural trends. It also investigates the multiple roles played by the modern Chinese artist as image-maker, entrepreneur, celebrity, and urban sojourner. Focusing on industrially produced images, mass advertisements, and other hitherto neglected sources, the book offers a new interpretation of late Qing visual culture at a watershed moment in the history of modern Chinese art. Art Worlds will be of interest to scholars of art history and to anyone with an interest in the cultural history of modern China. “By focusing on objects, sites, social networks, and technologies, this elegantly conceived book enriches our understanding of art production and consumption in nineteenth-century Shanghai. The author makes masterful use of newspapers, guidebooks, diaries, and advertisements—as well as paintings—to present readers with the compelling story of a city and its artists.” —Tobie Meyer-Fong, author of What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China and Building Culture in Early Qing Yangzhou “Rich in findings, forensic in visual analysis and—not least—elegantly crafted, Wue’s book on painting, printing and the social worlds of art in late-Qing Shanghai is an exemplary contribution. A must-read volume.” —Shane McCausland, author of Zhao Mengfu: Calligraphy and Painting for Khubilai’s China

Shanghai

Author : Francis Dorai
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Discusses Shanghai's history, culture, arts, and people, while detailing attractions, listing accommodations and restaurants, and offering advice on traveling in the city.

Michelin Must Sees Shanghai

Author : Michelin
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This eBook version of Must Sees Shanghai by Michelin hits the city's highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Travelers can visit the Jade Buddha temple and Shanghai Museum, shop on Nanjing Road, explore the pearl market and cruise the Yangtze River. Tea at Huxingting or a late rooftop meal on the Bund rounds out the trip. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with its detailed maps, recommended hotels and renowned Michelin star-rating system. Helpfully divided into 'Must Sees' for city highlights, 'Must Do' for top activities for every budget, and 'Must Know' for practical information.

World Cities

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"This change, from a monumental relic of colonial ambition and Chinese confusion into one of the most aggressively international mercantile cities in the world, has seen Shanghai emerging, not as some naive representation of Western reality, but out of the 3000-year history of urban culture in China - a culture whose rational administrative and financial structure has in many past ages managed human populations in a state of harmony and prosperity unmatched in the West. The dynastic capitals of China from Xian to Beijing have until the last two centuries been the power centres of the nation, reinforcing the absolute divine power of the Emperor. The emergence of a commercial capital able to rival Beijing in power and influence creates an as yet unresolved disturbance in the deep structure of Chinese culture.".

Shanghai s Journey to Prosperity 1842 1949

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Shanghai

Author : Lynn Pan
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As a beacon for European entrepreneurs Shanghai evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with its melange of European architecture and its reputation for being the Paris of the east.'

Art in America

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The Chinese Social and Political Science Review

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Has annual indexes.

China

Author : Museum Moderner Kunst (Austria)
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Cross Back and Forth Quickly

Author : Guogu Zheng
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Author : Guogu Zheng
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Staged and composite photographs, digitally manipulated Japanese porn films, scribbled ink paintings, photo-collages on rice paper, installations of toys and model motorcycles, performances, cast-iron Coke bottle sculptures, tanks made of bread and then stir-fried... Zheng Guogu does it all in this disorienting, glossy artist's book.

Arts of Asia

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2000

Author : 上海美术馆
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本书汇集了2000上海双年展的美术作品,包括日本、美国、泰国、澳大利亚、中国、印度尼西亚、荷兰、法国等国家和地区的作者的作品。