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by Linda Mazur
Architects from l’Ecole des Beaux Arts d’Indochine, (Fine Arts College) responded to Tardieu’s conviction by designing extraordinary villas in the International Modern style that was « au courant » in the 1930s and 1940s.
We are taken on a poignant journey from the colonial era in the 1930s through the turbulent, tumultuous war of independence and unification to, at last, peace.
The heartbeat of this book is the stories of the families of Vietnamese government officials, artists, accomplished professionals and titans of industry who lived the villas in the Mandarin Quarter near Thiên Quang Lake.
The Gioi Edition, Hanoi