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Luke Him Sau, Architect
Author: Edward Denison

ISBN: 9781118449028
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 11 April 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 23.5 x 2.6
Description:
Luke Him Sau/Lu Qianshou (1904-1991) is best known internationally and in China as the architect of the iconic Bank of China Headquarters in Shanghai. One of the first Chinese students to be trained at the Architectural Association in London in the late 1920s, Luke's long, prolific and highly successful career in China and Hong Kong offers unique insights into an extraordinary period of Chinese political turbulence that scuppered the professional prospects and historical recognition of so many of his colleagues.

Global interest in China has risen exponentially in recent times, creating an appetite for the country's history and culture. This book satiates this by providing a highly engaging and visual account of China's 20th-century architecture through the lens of one of the country's most distinguished yet overlooked designers. It features over 250 new colour photographs by Edward Denison of Luke's buildings and original archive material.

The book charts Luke's life and work, commencing with his childhood in colonial Hong Kong and his apprenticeship with a British architectural firm before focusing on his education at the Architectural Associati...

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