Original Copies: Duplitecture in China

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Where do newly affluent Chinese want to live? In buildings modeled on the White House, Austrian villages and English towns. Bianca Bosker, Qingyun Ma and Marissa Gluck discuss copycat culture in China, from cell phones to cities; plus, Jason Groman and Barbara Bestor on nostalgia for Palm Springs Modernism and a new attitude in architectural photography.

Banner image: Replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, China. Photo by Biana Bosker

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Host:
Frances Anderton