ONGOING EVENT: Short Course | Beijing: The City Through Its Architecture | China Institute


by Project Pengyou on April 29th, 2015   624 views

When and Where

  • 29/04/2015 - 20/05/2015
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  • China Institute
    125 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065
    New York
    United States
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ONGOING EVENT: Short Course | Beijing: The City Through Its Architecture | China Institute

Event Details

This illustrated short course explores the history and culture of Beijing through its architecture. In four sessions, participants will gain an understanding of Beijing’s history as a capital of China, from its imperial architecture and layout to its commercial and residential architecture and changes undergone in the 20th and 21st centuries.

This illustrated short course explores the history and culture of Beijing through its architecture. In four sessions, participants will gain an understanding of Beijing’s history as a capital of China, from its imperial architecture and layout to its commercial and residential architecture and changes undergone in the 20th and 21st centuries.Each session will feature a well-known speaker on a select subject. Topics covered will include the construction of the Forbidden City and the main monuments of imperial architecture, the interior design of well-known houses, city planning, and the challenges and promise of contemporary architecture. Our final session will feature a discussion with Chien Chung Pei, talking about the works and experiences that Pei Partnership Architects has had constructing and designing buildings and interiors in Beijing.

SCHEDULE
  • April 29 – Nancy S. Steinhardt, Ph.D, The Forbidden City: Then and Now
  • May 6 – Ronald G. Knapp, Ph.D., Beijing’s Traditional Homes
  • May 13 – Michael Meyer, The Last Days of Old Beijing (Mr. Meyer will join via Skype)
  • May 20 – A Conversation with Chien Chung Pei, Pei Partnership Architects in Beijing
(Recommended readings and curriculum materials will be provided to course participants.)


Wednesday Nights
April 29 – May 20

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

China Institute

125 East 65th Street

New York, NY 10065

 

Members: $150 for full series Non-Members: $175 for full series
(Attendees will receive a certificate confirming their participation in this workshop.)
To register online, please go here.
For questions or to register by phone, please contact Aaron Nicholson at 212-744-8181 ext. 138
or by email at  anicholson@chinainstitute.org.

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