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By Inha Jung

even though modernization in Korea all started greater than a century later than within the West, it has labored as a admired ideology during the prior century—in specific it has introduced radical adjustments in Korean structure and towns. conventional constructions and methods of lifestyles were completely uprooted in modernity’s non-stop negation of the prior. This booklet offers a finished evaluate of architectural improvement and urbanization in Korea in the wide framework of modernization.

Twentieth-century Korean structure and towns shape 3 designated classes. 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 sleek id throughout the locality of conventional structure. The final interval all started within the mid-1990s and will be outlined as one among modernization payment and a transition to globalization. With urban populations leveling out, urbanization and structure got here to be considered from new perspectives.

Inha Jung, besides the fact that, contends that what's extra major is the id of components that experience remained unchanged. Jung identifies continuities which were shaped by way of long-standing relationships among people and their outfitted setting and, regardless of swift modernization, are nonetheless deeply rooted within the Korean lifestyle. hence, within the 20th century, regionalism exerted a good impact on Korean architects. a variety of architectural and concrete rules that Koreans constructed over a protracted interval whereas adapting to the common surroundings have supplied vital foundations for architects’ works. via exploring those assets, this conscientiously researched and amply illustrated ebook makes an unique contribution to defining smooth identification in Korea’s structure, housing, and urbanism.

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