The Resource Building in China : Henry K. Murphy's "adaptive architecture," 1914-1935, Jeffrey W. Cody

Building in China : Henry K. Murphy's "adaptive architecture," 1914-1935, Jeffrey W. Cody

Label
Building in China : Henry K. Murphy's "adaptive architecture," 1914-1935
Title
Building in China
Title remainder
Henry K. Murphy's "adaptive architecture," 1914-1935
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey W. Cody
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Building in China is about striking an architectural balance between the pull of monumental tradition and the push of technological novelty. Centering on the dynamic period of post imperial and pre-Communist China, the book focuses on the builing and city planning initiatives of Henry Murphy, a little known American architect who initially ventured to China in 1914 to design a campus for the Yale-in-China program, but who then found himself captivated by a professional and cultural challenge that lasted two decades: how to preserve China's rich architectural traditions while also designing new buildings using up-to-date Western technologies
  • Murphy's buildings were compromises - "new wine in old bottles" as he once called them - and the book uses those "bottles" as lenses through which to understand not only Murphy's quest to find a middle ground for his architecture in China, but also to gaze at a tumultuous society facing an uncertain future. Murphy's buildings were more than vessels for either aesthetic visions or technical expertise; inadvertently they became political emblems, as Chinese rulers such as Chiang Kai-shek and Sun Yat-sen's son called on Murphy for city planning advice to complement their hopes for urban reconstruction."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cody, Jeffrey W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.M87
LC item number
C63 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murphy, Henry Killam
  • Murphy, Henry Killam
  • Murphy, Henry Killam
  • Murphy, Henry Killam
  • Murphy, Henry Killam
  • Architecture
  • Architecture, American
  • Architecture
  • Architecture, American
  • Bouwkunst
  • Architecten
  • Architektur
  • Architecture
  • Architectes américains
  • Architektur
  • Geschichte 1914-1935
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
Building in China : Henry K. Murphy's "adaptive architecture," 1914-1935, Jeffrey W. Cody
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Building a Reputation: Partners, Persistence and Praise, 1921-1927
  • 5.
  • Building Cities: Sun Ke, Chiang Kai-shek and the Redesigning of Guangzhou and Nanjing, 1923-1930
  • Conclusion: Murphy's Legacies
  • Introduction: Building Compromises
  • 1.
  • The Transpacific Challenge: Henry Murphy Encounters China, 1914-1918
  • 2.
  • Building a China-Based Practice: Murphy amid Competitors in Shanghai and Beijing, 1918-1919
  • 3.
  • Building Campuses and Offices: Ginling, Yenching, Banks and Dollars, 1919-1921
  • 4.
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 264 p.
Isbn
9789622018716
Isbn Type
(Chinese University Press)
Lccn
00051177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45230398
  • (OCoLC)ocm45230398
Label
Building in China : Henry K. Murphy's "adaptive architecture," 1914-1935, Jeffrey W. Cody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Building a Reputation: Partners, Persistence and Praise, 1921-1927
  • 5.
  • Building Cities: Sun Ke, Chiang Kai-shek and the Redesigning of Guangzhou and Nanjing, 1923-1930
  • Conclusion: Murphy's Legacies
  • Introduction: Building Compromises
  • 1.
  • The Transpacific Challenge: Henry Murphy Encounters China, 1914-1918
  • 2.
  • Building a China-Based Practice: Murphy amid Competitors in Shanghai and Beijing, 1918-1919
  • 3.
  • Building Campuses and Offices: Ginling, Yenching, Banks and Dollars, 1919-1921
  • 4.
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 264 p.
Isbn
9789622018716
Isbn Type
(Chinese University Press)
Lccn
00051177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45230398
  • (OCoLC)ocm45230398

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