architectural journals


architectural journals
Three periodicals published in Beijing form the core of Chinese architectural journals. Sponsored by the Architectural Society of China and the state, Architectural Journal (Jianzhu xuebao) is the only one established before the Reform and available in libraries all over the world. The Journal provides the only comprehensive coverage of all major Chinese architectural projects. It publishes designs as well as theory and governmental policy studies.
The 1979 Reform ushered in a proliferation of architectural journals. The most important newcomer is Architect (Jianzhushi), issued as a book series.
Focusing on architectural criticism and theory, it single-handedly introduced major Western theoretical works to Chinese architects and provides the only venue for Chinese scholars to publish substantial research papers. It also pioneered the promotion of experimental designs by young Chinese architects.
Since the 1990s, Chinese architects have increasingly relied on fashionable Western architectural examples to produce quick schemes in a booming economy. This explains why World Architecture (Shijie jianzhu), established in 1979 and specializing in architectural designs outside of China, has become the most widely read publication, even surpassing Architectural Journal. There are several national journals published in other major cities. Often subsidized by large local design firms, their formats look better but their editorial policies tend to be swayed by the sponsors and by the popular interest. These journals frequently devote equal if not more space to the foreign architectural scene than to the domestic one. Articles are usually shorter and centre around images.
MIAO PU

Encyclopedia of contemporary Chinese culture. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • architectural criticism and theory — Forced to dance to the government’s tune during the Mao era, architectural writing since the 1979 reform has gained freedom but is also dominated by Western concepts. Pre reform China shunned modern Western theory in its struggle against the… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • Architectural conservation — describes the process through which the material, historical, and design integrity of mankind s built heritage are prolonged through carefully planned interventions. The individual engaged in this pursuit is known as an architectural conservator …   Wikipedia

  • Architectural theory — is the act of thinking, discussing, or most importantly writing about architecture. Architectural theory is taught in most architecture schools and is practiced by the world s leading architects. Some forms that architecture theory takes are the… …   Wikipedia

  • American City Business Journals — The Park Towers North building of the Park Towers complex houses the headquarters of the Houston Business Journal[1] American City Business Journals is an American newspaper chain based in Charlotte, North Carolina owned by Advance Publications.… …   Wikipedia

  • Wellington Architectural Centre — The Architectural Centre Inc is a nonprofit organization in Wellington, New Zealand for architects and laypeople which offers lectures, site visits, tours and exhibitions.It is a co organiser of Wellington Architecture Week.History of the… …   Wikipedia

  • National Art Schools (Cuba) — World Monuments Fund video on conservation of the National Schools of Art School of Music, Vittorio Garatti Cuba s National Art Schools (Escuelas Nacionales de Arte, now known as the Instituto Superior de Arte) …   Wikipedia

  • Architecture — For other uses, see Architecture (disambiguation). Brunelleschi, in the building of the dome of Florence Cathedral, not only transformed the cathedral and the city of Florence, but also the role and status of the architect …   Wikipedia

  • Hakon Ahlberg — (June 10,1891, Harplinge – March 12, 1984, Stockholm) was a Swedish architect, editor and author, best known as the official architect for the repair and restoration of Gripsholm Castle near the town of Mariefred in central Sweden. He was one of… …   Wikipedia

  • Saarinen, Eero — born Aug. 20, 1910, Kirkkonummi, Fin. died Sept. 1, 1961, Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S. Finnish born U.S. architect. His father, Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950), was the foremost Finnish architect of his time; his major works include the Helsinki railway… …   Universalium

  • David Ellis (architect) — David Ellis is a nationally and internationally recognized Canadian architect. Contents 1 About 2 Reputation 3 Publication 4 Notable design projects …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.