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Modernity, Nation and Urban-Architectural Form

The Dynamics and Dialectics of National Identity vs Regionalism in a Tropical City

Editors: Jahn Kassim, Shireen, Mohd Nawawi, Norwina, Ibrahim, Mansor (Eds.)

  • Offers a useful and original contribution to the postcolonial architectural discourse in Southeast Asia
  • Generates the debate and discourse on the dialectics of national identity and national identity vs regionalism
  • Examines different building typologies, including religious, government, institutional, and cultural transport
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About this book

This book explores how Malaysia, as a multicultural modern nation, has approached issues of nationalism and regionalism in terms of physical expression of the built environment. Ever since the nation’s post-Colonial era, architects and policy makers have grappled with the theoretical and practical outcomes of creating public architecture that effectively responds to traditions, nationhood and modernity.

The authors compile and analyse prevailing ideas and strategies, present case studies in architectural language and form, and introduce the reader to tensions arising between a nationalist agenda and local ‘regionalist’ architectural language. These dichotomies represent the very nature of multicultural societies and issues with identity; a challenge that various nations across the globe face in a changing environment.

This topical and pertinent volume will appeal to students and scholars of urban planning, architecture and the modern city.

About the authors

Shireen Jahnkassim is both an academic and practitioner of architecture, and is currently Associate Professor at the International Islamic University, Malaysia.

Norwina Nawawi is Associate Professor at the International Islamic University, Malaysia.

Mansor Ibrahim is Professor of Urban Regional Planning, IIUM

Reviews

“What is identity in architecture? There have been numerous tomes and articles that wrestle with this complex topic. It’s a slippery slope but this book gets close to defining what it means in a way useful for the designer. It should be read by every scholar and student of architecture interested in seeking to address the collective angst of what constitutes identity in architecture — aesthetically, spatially, culturally, emotionally, functionally, systemically, perceptively, and ideologically.” (Dr. Ken Yeang, Architect, Planner, Ecologist, and Principal of T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd., named by The Guardian as one of the 50 persons who could save the planet)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Regional and National Agenda in Urban-Architectural Identity through Conflicts and Conflations

    Pages 1-30

    Jahn Kassim, Shireen (et al.)

  • The Mosque in a Multicultural Context: Modernity, Hybridity and Eclecticism

    Pages 31-58

    Mohd Nawawi, Norwina (et al.)

  • Public Buildings of Early Independence: Conflations of Regionalism and National Identity

    Pages 59-77

    Jahn Kassim, Shireen (et al.)

  • Monumentalising the Vernacular: Criticality, Culture and Identity of the City

    Pages 79-99

    Majid, Noor Hanita Abdul (et al.)

  • Regionalism in University Buildings: Tectonics, Form and Criticality

    Pages 101-115

    Jahn Kassim, Shireen (et al.)

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66130-8
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Softcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modernity, Nation and Urban-Architectural Form
Book Subtitle
The Dynamics and Dialectics of National Identity vs Regionalism in a Tropical City
Editors
  • Shireen Jahn Kassim
  • Norwina Mohd Nawawi
  • Mansor Ibrahim
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66131-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66131-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66130-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09759-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 264
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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