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.
|Publisher:||Crowood Press, The|
|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
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