Illustrated book 'The Central Axis' reveals a diversified Beijing

2021-04-20 Editor : Ji Xiang ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- The relations between the 800-year-old Central Axis of Beijing and the people living in the city can be found in an illustrated book called "The Central Axis," which reveals a diversified Beijing.

"This book shows more than 200 architectures of different sizes along the Central Axis. For example, in the chapter of "Studying," we put all the heroes living along the Central Axis, from ancient to modern times, in an illustration, " said Song Zhuangzhuang, founder of the Beijing Drawing.

"We hope to build the connections between the past and the present by comparison, enabling young readers to realize the ties with the old Central Axis," he added.

As a newly published work by the Beijing Drawing, "The Central Axis" uses illustrations to decode architectural works, which is very unique.

Fifty new famous architectures in Beijing, the people of Chaoyang district, appreciation of local flora — the Beijing Drawing focuses on the whole city.

"I believe Beijing is a city with the most diverse colors in China. There are many differences here. People are obsessed with this city because it is complicated and diversified," Song said.

There are six full-time and ten part-time employees, all of whom majored in architecture and city planning. More than 90 percent of them were born after the 1990s and even after 2000.

"The Central Axis is a record of our young generation's feelings for Beijing," said Zhang Jin, an employee of the Beijing Drawing.

The Central Axis is a record of our young generation's feelings for Beijing. The Central Axis exhibition is at the Desheng City Exploration Center of Beijing. The exhibition is free to the public and will change every two to three months.


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