THE NANJING YANGTZE RIVE BRIDGE MEMORY
大橋記憶



YEAR : 2019
LANGUAGE : Chinese
ISBN : 9787558050947
PRICE : 488rmb


The whole book restores the unique materials, temperament and connotation of that era. Through the re-editing of historical materials and images, we try to use the bridge as the entry point to restore the most authentic China to the world.

In the 1950s and 1960s,China was in the cold war period of the world-level two-tier structure and the great change period of Sino-Soviet relations. It was in the double dilemma of trying to defeat nature (the Yangtze River Tianzhu) and history (the poverty and weakness). In the self-reliance period of efforts to get rid of the Soviet restraint, the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge inevitably stood in the position of miracle and became a symbol of the highly symbolized China that was irreplaceable in that historical period.

From a contemporary perspective, the designer has given the book a sense of nostalgia in the historical era, while avoiding the simple listing of historical materials, thus realizing the interactive transformation and vivid contrast between the two clues of history and modernity.The red plastic cortex of the cover truly reproduces the irreplaceable China that was very rich and identifiable 50 years ago. In the era of building bridges, almost all of China's books were made of plastic covers. These books accurately conveyed the unique and collectivist Chinese spirit of that era just as same as the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.

The design of this book seeks to reproduce the "truthful and simple power of a monument" in the process of "taking a socialist road different from the Soviet Union." Thereby, it evokes the Chinese memory of the “all the imaginable things have almost a bridge figure”.

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整本書在設計中還原了那個年代獨有的材料、氣質和內涵,
通過對史料與圖像的再編輯,力圖以大橋為切入點,
向世界還原那個最真實的中國。

二十世紀五六十年代的中國,
正處於世界兩級格局的冷戰期和中蘇關系的巨變期、
正處於試圖戰勝自然(長江天塹)和歷史(積貧積弱)的雙重困境期、
正處於努力擺脫蘇聯鉗制的自力更生期,
南京長江大橋,
不可避免地站到了奇跡的位置上,
成為那段歷史時期不可替代的高度符號化的中國的象征。

設計師以當代性的視角,
在賦予全書以歷史年代的懷舊感的同時,
也避免了史料圖片的簡單羅列,
從而實現歷史和現代兩根線索的交互變換和鮮明對比。
封套的紅塑料皮質真實再現了50年前那個極富年代感和辨識度的,無可替代的中國。
在建橋的那個年代,
中國幾乎全部的書籍都是用塑料皮做成封面的小本子,
它和大橋壹樣,準確傳遞出那個時代特有的、集體主義中國的精神風貌。

本書的設計,
力圖再現“走上了壹條不同於蘇聯的社會主義道路”過程中的“宛如紀念碑般悲壯而樸拙的力量”。
進而,喚起人們對那個“所有能想象到的東西幾乎都有大橋身影”的中國記憶。





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