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Japan-ness in Architecture

Japan-ness in Architecture

Japan-ness in Architecture


Isozaki, Arata. Japan-ness in Architecture

MIT Press.

Pap. 2011

SKU 87647

In Japan-ness in Architecture, Isozaki identifies what is essentially Japanese in architecture from the seventh to the twentieth century. In the opening essay, Isozaki analyzes the struggles of modern Japanese architects, including himself, to create something uniquely Japanese out of modernity. He then circles back in history to find what he calls Japan-ness in the seventh-century Ise shrine, reconstruction of the twelfth-century Todai-ji Temple, and the seventeenth-century Katsura Imperial Villa. Paperback edition.

349 pp., 20 illus.