Xi'An - an ancient city in a modern world : Evolution of the urban form 1949-2000 par Bruno Fayolle Lussac
Titre de livre: Xi'An - an ancient city in a modern world : Evolution of the urban form 1949-2000
Auteur: Bruno Fayolle Lussac
This book is about the evolution of a central Chinese metropolis from 1949 to the end of the 21st century. It presents this evolution from the perspective of both its urban and architectural forms, which are replaced within their geographical and historical contexts. Xi'an, capital of the province of Shaanxi in northwest China, is of great interest for the study of contemporary Chinese cities. Its long history is attested by the archaeological sites of the ancient imperial capitals, particularly of the Han and the Tang dynasties, not to mention the discovery in 1974 of the terracotta army of the Qin emperor Shihuangdi 30 kilometres north of the city. Xi'an is now one of the major poles of development in western China. This book features contributions by Chinese, French and Norwegian authors working within a cooperative framework that associates three educational and research institutions: the research laboratory of the IPRAUS at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, the Department of Architecture of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and the PVP research team at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et de Paysage in Bordeaux.