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The Art of Japanese Architecture: History / Culture / Design

The Art of Japanese Architecture: History / Culture / Design
 

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9784805315040
Barcode 9784805315040
Published 22 January 2019 by Tuttle Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Young, D.
By Young, Michiko
Illustrated by Yew, Tan Hong
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ISBN-13 9784805315040
ISBN-10 4805315040
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date 22 January 2019
International Publication Date 12 March 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Young, D.
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
Weight 964g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Architecture - Japan
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 720.952
Catalogue Code 968333

Description of this Book

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 the 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David Young was born in the United States and spent his childhood in Sierra Leone, West Africa. After obtaining his Ph.D. from Stanford University, he taught anthropology at the University of Alberta in Canada until he retired in 1999 and moved to Japan to continue his teaching career. Together with his wife, he has conducted research on Japanese aesthetics for many years. Michiko (Kimura) Young was born in China and raised in Japan. After graduating from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, she moved to the United States and then to Canada, where she worked for many years in the international affairs office at the University of Alberta. She and husband David co-authored The Art of the Japanese Garden. The Youngs now live on Gabriola Island off the west coast of Canada.

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