Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture

Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture

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This work examines built forms which, by actively celebrating a particular place, time or pattern of material being, seem able in a number of ways to enhance our experience of existence. In addition to highlighting the transcultural human benefits of such environments, Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture also illustrates generally applicable strategies for revealing these universal parameters in built forms. It is suggested that greater use of such techniques could not only help to sustain environmental and cultural identities against the homogenizing effects of globalization, but can also heighten our appreciation of the peculiar condition 'being here now.'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 219 x 276 x 12.7mm | 281g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 8 black & white illustrations, 130 colour illustrations, 31 black & white line drawings
  • 1138994944
  • 9781138994942

About Kevin Nute

Kevin Nute is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Oregon and the author of the American Institute of Architects' award-winning book Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan. The publication of the present work was supported by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Japan Foundation.show more

Table of contents

Foreword. Objectives. 1. Built Revelation of Place 2. Build Revelation of Time 3. Built Revelation of Being 4. Implications. Illustration Credits. Bibliographyshow more

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