Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2019

200 Pages | 13 color illustrations and 30 b&w illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526132604

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Above Sea

Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai

Jenny Lin

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

  • The first in-depth examination of contemporary art and design in Shanghai
  • A substantial contribution to global contemporary art discourse, utilising an urban-focused approach that situates Shanghai-based artworks within socio-political, economic and mass-cultural contexts
  • Offers a unique, interdisciplinary mode of scholarship considering contemporary Chinese art in relation to its own urban legacies
  • Illuminates the historically rooted cross-cultural tensions informing contemporary art and design projects that critically respond to China>'s unprecedented urbanisation and globalisation
  • Includes 13 colour illustrations and 30 black and white illustrations

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