Architecture and Authority in Japan

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Architecture - 337 pages
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Japanese architecture is one of the most inspired manifestations of Japanese civilization. This study argues that architectural forms are more than just symbols of the institutions that created them. William H. Coaldrake explores the symbiotic relationship between architecture and authority throughout Japanese history, exploring key structures and how they have been used as active conveyors of power, relating buildings to the political ambitions and religious beliefs of the major historical eras in Japan.
  

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Contents

The Grand Shrines of Ise and Izumo
16
Great Halls of Religion and State
52
Heian Palaces and Kamakura Temples
81
Castles
104
Nijo Castle and the Psychology of Architectural Intimidation
138
Tokugawa Mausolea
163
Shogunal and Daimyo Gateways
193
Building the Meiji State
208
Tange Kenzos Tokyo Monuments
251
Beyond Vanity and Evanescence
278
Chronological Table
314
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