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The Past in the Present: Architecture in Indonesia [Hardcover]

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Architecture in Indonesia is extremely multifaceted and includes influences from many cultures, ranging from India, China, and the Middle East to the countries of the West. The search for the creation of an "authentic Indonesian" architecture has long been a topic of discussion among architects in Indonesia.

In this book renowned authors sketch a picture of the diversity in Indonesian architecture, found in both contemporary and historic buildings in the Archipelago. The main architectural traditions in Indonesia are defined in this book as modern, "traditional" or vernacular, Islamic, Chinese, Hindu, and colonial or Indische architecture.

The Past in the Present offers a general introduction to Indonesian architecture and an intelligible description of the architectural context of Indische architecture.

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Studio: Kitlv Press
Pages   287
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   2.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 30, 2007
Publisher   Kitlv Press
ISBN  9067182966  
ISBN13  9789067182966  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! -->Peter J. M. Nas--> is a cultural anthropologist and professor emeritus in the Institute of Language and Cultures of Southeast Asia at Leiden University and president of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

Peter J. M. Nas has an academic affiliation as follows - Leiden University, The Netherlands.

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a very good synthesis  Feb 14, 2010
a series of good articles, with different approaches and dealing with different aspects of the subject, actually going well beyond the interaction between the Dutch and the Indonesian architectural traditions and thoughts.
Illustrations are way too small, some articles may be less convincing or informative than others, but this is probably the one book to read on the history of indonesian architecture, along with the introduction of Indonesian architecture now vol. 1 (Imelda Akmal) and Amanda Achmadi's introduction in 25 Tropical Houses in Indonesia.

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