A book on Modern Architecture in Saigon for a period of fifty years.
Between 1925 and 1975 the world of architecture has seen a major change called the Modernism.
Saigon has delivered an underestimated testimony, unique in the region, of this era.
In a positive and optimistic approach, present the exciting adventures of modern architecture in the city of Saigon. Present a new historical approach to facts in a specific and in depth research.
A research supported by a selection of genuine and original documents, interviews with heir of major contributors and contemporary photographs to highlight buildings we can cross daily.
To meet a growing interest on the subject but answer it with historical sources.
To make known a unique in the world heritage, because know the city is already a little love.
Meanwhile, the city moves and changes and some buildings have already disappeared.
The heritage in its global understanding, national and international, the recognition, the protection and sometimes the restoration, is a difficult debate. It arouses controversy. The actors are numerous and sometimes with conflicting interests.
It is a challenge for all today societies in an everyday and long terms basis.
And if major choices are inevitable, wisdom and good management should prevail.
Between the pages some will probably recognize prominent figures past to posterity, but will also meet other forgotten figures. Figures in needs of an appropriate recognition for the contribution they made to Asian Architecture.
The Research also reveals some unexpected side of history that have greatly benefited the quality of the profession but also helped the recognition of a status.
In Asia for over eight years already and except for two years in Singapore, Thierry Delfosse is living in Vietnam.
For the passion of architecture and its history, many trips were made around the so diverse region to apprehend the rich culture and the very strong identity of each of its country.
The Southeast Asia is also of lights and colours on which the eye of the image hunter is sensitive.
Twentieth century design specialist, yet it is in Saigon he could find an uncommon field of investigation.