Katsura: Imperial Villa
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Katsura: Imperial Villa

by Arata Isozaki
     
 

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A detailed history of Katsura, the seventeenth-century Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan, a pivotal work of Japanese architecture, often described as the 'quintessence of Japanese taste'. First revealed to the modern architectural world by Bruno Taut, the great German architect, in the early twentieth-century, Katsura stunned and then excited the architectural

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A detailed history of Katsura, the seventeenth-century Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan, a pivotal work of Japanese architecture, often described as the 'quintessence of Japanese taste'. First revealed to the modern architectural world by Bruno Taut, the great German architect, in the early twentieth-century, Katsura stunned and then excited the architectural community of the West. Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, pillars of the Modernist establishment, were fascinated by Katsura's 'modernity'. This book documents the palace in detail, combining newly commissioned photographs, detailed drawings, archival material, and historical analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714862545
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
09/19/2011
Pages:
402
Sales rank:
1,361,245
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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