A detailed history of the 17th-century Imperial Castle in KKyoto, Japan. Katsura is a pivotal work of Japanese architecture, described as the "quintessence of Japanese taste."
First revealed to the modern world of architecture by German architect Bruno Taut, Katsura stunned and then excited the architectural community of the West in the early 20th century, with its orthogonal and modular spaces. The book details the palace in detail, with photographs, drawings, archival material, and historical analysis. Illus. 402p.
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