New Architecture in Japan

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Merrell, 2010 - Architecture - 272 pages
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This informative and beautifully illustrated book showcases projects of all types, sizes and budgets from the last decade in Japan, and includes museums, private houses, schools, shops, hospitals, airports and chapels. Both cutting-edge, emerging young practices – such as Sou Fujimoto and Junya Ishigami – and established, internationally known architects – among them Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma and SANAA – are featured, as are international practices working in Japan (such as Rogers Stirk Harbour, Foster + Partners and Herzog & de Meuron). Stunning images by leading architectural photographer Edmund Sumner are accompanied by accessible critical texts and drawings. This illuminating survey is essential not just for architects and designers but also for anyone fascinated by Japan's unique – and increasing – influence on architecture worldwide.

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Foreword Takero Shimazaki
n The Residue of Japanness Yuki Sumner
In Context Naomi Pollock

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About the author (2010)

David Littlefield is an architectural writer. He has a master's degree in Interior and Spatial Design and has taught design at the London University of the Arts (Chelsea) and the University of Bath. David writes for a wide range of architecture magazines, notably "Building" "Design,"

Saskia Lewis trained as an architect. She currently teaches at the AA and the Bartlett UCL. She has also run programs in Architecture and Spatial Design at London University of the Arts (Central Saint Martin's and Chelsea), University of Westminster and London Metropolitan University. She has practiced in offices in London, Paris and New York and has exhibited work that deals with memory, decay and the passing of time.

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