Book — xv, 192 pages : plans, illustrations ; 21 cm.
Pasar Gambir of Batavia: Hybrid Architecture and Space of Encounter for the Indies People.- The Dutch Pavilion at the
1931 International Colonial Exhibition in Paris: Contrasting Authenticity and Modernity.- Taman Mini Indonesia Indah: the Rebirth of Indonesian Vernacular Architecture after Independence.
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In her research Yulia Nurliani Lukito analyses modernity and the construction of culture by the authorities using the images of Indonesian vernacular architecture presented at three different sites and times. She argues that modernity is not solely constructed by the authorities, rather it is an ongoing process modified by visitors of exhibitions. Pasar Gambir was a laboratory of modernity for the colony, and an important stage in modernizing and negotiating cultural and social conditions in the colony. The Dutch Pavilion at the 1931 colonial exhibition became a moment when the Indies heritages played a role in marking colonial territory. Modern ethnographic park of Taman Mini gives a way to the making of an official 'authentic' culture and suppresses the previous Dutch construction of the Indies culture. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783658116040 20160619
Leiden : ISIM ; Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2009.
Book — 416 p. : ill., plans ; 23 cm.
This book is a study of Dutch mosque designs, objects of heated public debate. Until now, studies of diaspora mosque designs have largely consisted of normative architectural critiques that reject the ubiquitous 'domes and minarets' as hampering further Islamic-architectural evolution. The Architectural Representation of Islam: Muslim-Commissioned Mosque Design in The Netherlands represents a clear break with the architectural critical narrative, and meticulously analyzes twelve design processes for Dutch mosques. It shows that patrons, by consciously selecting, steering and replacing their architects, have much more influence on their mosques than has been generally assumed. Through the careful transformation of specific building elements from Islamic architectural history to a new context, they literally aim to 'construct' the ultimate Islam. Their designs thus evolve not in opposition to Dutch society, but to those versions of Islam that they hold to be false. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789089641335 20160528