Japanese Modern Architecture 1920-2015: Developments and Dialogues

Japanese Modern Architecture 1920-2015: Developments and Dialogues

by Ari Seligmann


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Utilizing a series of thematic lenses, this book explains the rich history of Japanese architectural developments from the 1920s foundation of modern architecture to contemporary permutations of modern and post-modern architecture. It introduces the diversity of Japanese architecture and traces the evolution of Japanese architecture in the context of domestic and international developments. It also examines the relationship between architecture and nature, and explores various approaches to craft and material. Finally, this book considers tensions between refinement and ostentation in architectural expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785002489
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ari Seligmann has been engaged with Japanese architecture for more than 25 years, as a designer, historian, and critic.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Incorporating international influences 18

Chapter 2 Drawing from Domestic Developments 33

Chapter 3 Constructing Relations between Building and Nature 60

Chapter 4 Developing Dialogues with Materials 80

Chapter 5 Abstraction and Reduction, or Listening to the Sound of One Hand Clapping 99

Chapter 6 Afterword: Expanding Dialogues and Developments 124

Index 127

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