Art of Japanese Architecture

Art of Japanese Architecture

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"The Art of Japanese Architecture" explores the simplicity, asymmetry, sensitivity to the natural environment, and use of natural materials that are the hallmarks of Japanese architecture. These elements are explored and clarified in this cultural and historical overview of the rapidly changing world of Japanese architecture.
Beginning with a discussion of prehistoric pit dwellings and concluding with a description of significant modern buildings, David and Michiko Young, authors of the 2006 American Horticultural Award-winning book, "The Art of the Japanese Garden," analyze the major changes in architecture caused by the introduction of Buddhist culture, the development of feudalism, the influence of Western culture and the adaptation of the international style in contemporary buildings.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 19.81mm | 1,129.45g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • ill
  • 0804838380
  • 9780804838382
  • 551,183

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"A tribute and rich entree to a beautiful architectural form; highly recommended."--"Library Journal"
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About David Young

David Young taught anthropology at the University of Alberta in Canada. Together with his wife, Michiko, he has conducted research on Japanese aesthetics for many years. A keen photographer, he took most of the photographs for this book.
Michiko Young worked for many years in the international affairs office at the University of Alberta. The Youngs are now retired in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.
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