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The Art of Japanese Architecture: History / Culture / Design

The Art of Japanese Architecture: History / Culture / Design (Hardback)

By Young, David
By Young, Michiko
Illustrated by Yew, Tan Hong

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The Art of Japanese Architecture provides a unique overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. The book begins with a discussion of early prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of works by important modern Japanese architects. Along t...he way it discusses the iconic buildings and building styles for which Japan is so justly famous-from elegant Shinden and Sukiya-style aristocratic villas like the Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, to imposing Samurai castles like Himeji and Matsumoto, to tranquil Zen Buddhist gardens and tea houses-to rural Minka thatched-roof farmhouses and Shinto shrines. Each period in the development of Japan's architecture is described in loving detail and the most important structures are shown and discussed-including dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The aesthetic trends in each period are presented within the context of Japanese society at the time, providing a unique in-depth understanding of the way Japanese architectural styles and buildings have developed over time and the great variety that is visible today. This book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of hand-drawn 3D watercolor illustrations and color photos as well as prints, maps and diagrams. The new edition features dozens of new photographs and a handy hardcover format that is perfect for travelers.
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ISBN 9784805315040
Released NZ 22 Jan 2019
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9784805315040
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Released 22 Jan 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Young, David
By Young, Michiko
Illustrated by Yew, Tan Hong
Category History of Art
Photographs: Collections
Architecture
Interior Design
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 254mm
Dewey Code 720.952
Weight 964g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Architecture - Japan
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade

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