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The Art of Japanese Architecture
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Michiko Kimura Young Michiko Young
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The Art of Japanese Architecture

Michiko Kimura Young Michiko Young Tan Hong Yew



Architectural structure & design


176 pages

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Simplicity, asymmetry, sensitivity to the natural environment, and the use of natural materials are the hallmarks of Japanese architecture. This book provides an overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. It begins with a discussion of prehistoric dwelling and concludes with a description of important modern buildings.

By:   Michiko Kimura Young, Michiko Young
Illustrated by:   Tan Hong Yew
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   794g
ISBN:   9784805313022
ISBN 10:   4805313021
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   August 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

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