25 Sep '16, 5pm

BOOK REVIEW: Bianca Bosker's New Book, Original Copies, Dissects China's Bizarre Knockoff Architecture Trend

None of these are "copies," and most are only inspired by regional architecture. Paris's Eiffel Tower is almost twice as tall as China's, which isn't the only replica. You can find the same "copies" in Las Vegas (which has its own, even taller, Eiffel Tower) or Dubai, or any theme park in the world. Architecture in Florida and Southern California is heavily borrowed from Italian and Spanish styles. The title of the book is a bit misleading, and the content isn't anything new. The United States mimicked Europe for the better part of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. If developers in China were truly replicating entire Medieval or Midwestern villages and claiming them their own design, it would be notable. It's not. It's just a handful of uninspired architects and developers offering up some gimmicky tourist traps.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/book-review-bianca-boskers-new-book-...

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