Taman Mini Indonesia Indah: the Rebirth of Indonesian Vernacular Architecture after Independence
In the previous chapters I have discussed that colonial exhibitions such as Pasar Gambir and the 1931 Paris International Colonial Exhibition—two important exhibitions that supported the Dutch’s political, economic, social and cultural programs. The architecture of the pavilions, the sites and the displays had a hybrid and an experimental quality that offered their visitors an alternative means to interact and understand the relationship between the exhibitions, modernity, and power. One modern descendant of colonial exhibitions was the theme park with its various attractions and exhibits, constructed usually in response to tourism and according to national politics.
KeywordsNational Identity National Culture Nation Building National Monument Theme Park
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