My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Result Page: Previous Next
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Cover Art
Author Young, David E. (David Earl)

Title The art of Japanese architecture / David and Michiko Young ; photography by David and Michiko Young ... [and others] ; illustrations by Tan Hong Yew.

Published Tokyo : Tuttle, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.952 YOUN    DUE 15-06-20
Physical description 176 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), plans ; 29 cm
Notes "Revised and expanded edition of Introduction to Japanese architecture (Periplus Editions, 2004)"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Pre-Buddhist Cultures 24 -- Reconstructed Jomon and Yayoi Settlements 26 -- Grand Shrines at Ise 30 -- Ainu Buildings 36 -- Influences from Korea and China 38 -- Heijokyo: An Early Capital 42 -- Horyuji: The Oldest Extant Temple 44 -- Nara Period Temples 46 -- Post-Buddhist Shinto Shrines 50 -- Developing a Cultural Identity 54 -- Palaces and Mansions 60 -- Mountain Temples 64 -- Paradise Halls 70 -- Merging of Shinto and Buddhist Architecture 76 -- Way of the Warrior 78 -- New Principles in Residential Architecture 80 -- Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji Temples 84 -- Way of Tea 90 -- Feudal Period Temples 96 -- Ichijodani Historical Site 98 -- Castles and Castle Culture 100 -- Centralized Feudalism 106 -- Edo: The Feudal Capital 108 -- Takayama: An Administrative Town 110 -- Kanazawa: A Castle Town 114 -- Ogimachi: A Farm Village 118 -- Minka: Rural Houses 124 -- Kurashiki: A Rice Merchant Town 132 -- Important Role of Storehouses 134 -- Mausoleums at Nikko 136 -- Sukiya Style Villas and Palaces 140 -- Theaters and Sumo Rings 148 -- Japanese Architecture in Transition 152 -- Pseudo-Western and Blended Styles 154 -- Residential Architecture in the Traditional Style 156 -- Inns in the Traditional Style 160 -- Temples and Shrines in the Traditional Style 162 -- Modern Architecture 166.
Summary "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."--Publisher's website.
Other author Young, Michiko.
Tan, Yew Hong.
Subject Architecture, Japanese.
Vernacular architecture -- Japan.
Architecture -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780804838382 (hbk.)
0804838380 (hbk.)