Chinese Renaissance Architecture 中國古典式樣新建築 traces its origins to the 1920s, when western-trained architects began experimenting with new materials and techniques in search of a new architectural vocabulary for China. In the post-war period the Communist and Nationalist governments pursued different architectural priorities. This blog is primarily concerned with manifestations of the style in Taiwan during the KMT authoritarian era, when a recognizable and cohesive style emerged, blending glazed tile and northern Chinese aesthetics with reinforced concrete and modernist forms typically seen in government and institutional buildings as well as many churches around the country.
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