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The Art of Japanese Architecture

The Art of Japanese Architecture
 

The architecture of a people is a living, breathing thing which constantly evolves. As a community grows, thrives, changes and develops, the architecture does as well. By examining the history of buildings and building designs from prehistory to modern day, lovers of Japan will d... read full description below.

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ISBN 9784805313022
Barcode 9784805313022
Published 1 August 2014 by Tuttle Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Young, Michiko Kimura
By Young, Michiko
Illustrated by Yew, Tan Hong
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ISBN-13 9784805313022
ISBN-10 4805313021
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date 1 August 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Young, Michiko Kimura
By Young, Michiko
Illustrated by Yew, Tan Hong
Category History of Art
Architectural Structure & Design
Home & House Maintenance
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 794g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 720.952
Catalogue Code 680816

Description of this Book

The architecture of a people is a living, breathing thing which constantly evolves. As a community grows, thrives, changes and develops, the architecture does as well. By examining the history of buildings and building designs from prehistory to modern day, lovers of Japan will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of this island country. Simplicity, sensitivity to the natural environment, and the use of natural materials are the hallmarks of Japanese architecture. The Art of Japanese Architecture provides a broad overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. It begins with a discussion of prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of modern Japanese buildings. Important historical influences and trends--notably the introduction of Buddhist culture from Korea and China, the development of feudalism, and the influence of modern Western styles of building--are all discussed in detail. The book provides tremendous insights into the dynamic nature of Japanese architecture and how it reflects an underlying diversity within Japanese culture. A classic in the making, The Art of Japanese Architecture will be sure to enlighten and delight readers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The Japanese aesthetic remains one of simple asymmetry, imbued with respect for the natural environment. Here's a compelling history of Japanese architecture, from ancient dwellings to spectacular, modern urban towers. -- From House to Home
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David Young obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford before teaching anthropology at the University of Alberta in Canada. Michiko (Kimura) Young graduated from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies before moving to Canada, where she worked for many years in the international affairs office at the University of Alberta. The Youngs co-authored The Art of the Japanese Garden. They now live on Gabriola Island off the west coast of Canada. www.JapaneseAesthetics.com Tan Hong Yew obtained a degree in fine arts in 1996 from the Kuala Lumpur College of Art in Malaysia. Since then he has contributed to many group exhibitions. He works as a freelance illustrator, specializing in architectural illustrations.

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