Read Shanghai Style: Art and Design Between the Wars by Lynn Pan Online

shanghai-style-art-and-design-between-the-wars

From the 1920s to the 1940s, no place was more modern than Shanghai: a veritable playground amid a sea of Asian and European influences; an urban population clamoring for all that was new and Western, but whose aesthetic sensibilities remained profoundly Chinese. In this rich social and cultural history of Shanghai’s art and culture, Lynn Pan guides the reader through theFrom the 1920s to the 1940s, no place was more modern than Shanghai: a veritable playground amid a sea of Asian and European influences; an urban population clamoring for all that was new and Western, but whose aesthetic sensibilities remained profoundly Chinese. In this rich social and cultural history of Shanghai’s art and culture, Lynn Pan guides the reader through the myriad world inhabited by commercial and underground artists and designers, performers, architects, decorators, patrons, as well as politicians, generals, and crime bosses. What emerges is a singular portrait of a city and its art—its life blood, in an era that continues to capture the imagination of art lovers and cultural critics today.Lynn Pan is the best-selling author of Sons of the Yellow Emperor: A History of the Chinese Diaspora; Tracing it Home: A Chinese Journey; and The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas. She lives in Shanghai....

Title : Shanghai Style: Art and Design Between the Wars
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9781592650781
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 312 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Shanghai Style: Art and Design Between the Wars Reviews

  • Arjen
    2018-10-22 01:07

    Shanghai Style is an interesting introduction to Shanghai Style known in Chinese as Haipai 海派. Lynn Pan recounts the history of the absorption and adaption of western design and styles by Shanghainese in the art, graphic design, architecture, and crafts of Shanghai in between the first and second world war. Pan manages to introduce a lot of different artists without confusing the reader and makes smart links between her different chapters. There are a lot of beautiful illustrations which were printed a bit too small in the edition I read.