The Art of Japanese Architecture

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Tuttle Publishing, 2007 - Architecture - 176 pages
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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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Husband-and-wife collaborators David Young (anthropology, Univ. of Alberta) and Michiko Young have been studying Japanese aesthetics for years. Previously, they wroteThe Art of the Japanese Garden ... Read full review

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A good read, but the e-book is not as good as the original one, with small photos and split illustrations, and as most this kind of architecture books, it doesn't introduce concepts in a structural ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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