Nurturing Dreams: Collected Essays on Architecture and the City

Nurturing Dreams: Collected Essays on Architecture and the City

by Fumihiko Maki
     
 

ISBN-10: 026251818X

ISBN-13: 9780262518185

Pub. Date: 09/30/2012

Publisher: MIT Press

Born in Tokyo, educated in Japan and the United States, and principal of an internationally acclaimed architectural practice, celebrated architect Fumihiko
Maki brings to his writings on architecture a perspective that is both global and uniquely Japanese. Influenced by post-Bauhaus internationalism, sympathetic to the radical urban architectural vision of Team

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Born in Tokyo, educated in Japan and the United States, and principal of an internationally acclaimed architectural practice, celebrated architect Fumihiko
Maki brings to his writings on architecture a perspective that is both global and uniquely Japanese. Influenced by post-Bauhaus internationalism, sympathetic to the radical urban architectural vision of Team X, and a participant in the avant-garde movement Metabolism, Maki has been at the forefront of his profession for decades.
This collection of essays documents the evolution of architectural modernism and
Maki's own fifty-year intellectual journey during a critical period of architectural and urban history. Maki's treatment of his two overarching themes -- the contemporary city and modernist architecture -- demonstrates strong (and sometimes unexpected) linkages between urban theory and architectural practice. Images and commentary on three of Maki's own works demonstrate the connection between his writing and his designs. Moving through the successive waves of modernism,
postmodernism, neomodernism, and other isms, these essays reflect how several generations of architectural thought and expression have been resolved within one career.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262518185
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword Eduard Sekler Sekler, Eduard

1 Formative Years

Formative Years 10

2 Collective Form

Collective Form: A Preface 40

Investigations in Collective Form 44

Time and Landscape: Collective Form at Hillside Terrace 68

3 On the City

City and Modernism 82

My City: The Acquisition of Mental Landscapes 90

America: Highways, Detached Houses, and Skyscrapers 96

The Drawing Called Brasilia 110

Notes on Urban Space 118

Space, Territory, and Perception 130

Reflections on Harvard's 1956 Urban Design Conference 140

The Japanese City and Inner Space 150

The Kaze-No-Oka Crematorium 168

4 On Architects and Architecture

The Le Corbusier Syndrome: On the Development of Modern Architecture in Japan 180

Making Architecture in Japan 194

Togo Murano 204

Stillness and Plenitude: The Architecture of Yoshio Taniguch 216

On the Industrial Vernacular 230

The Roof at Fujisawa 238

On Universality 250

Architectural Modernity and the Consciousness Called the Present 256

Notes and Credits Notes 262

Original Publication Data 270

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