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Author Young, David E. (David Earl)

Title Introduction to Japanese architecture / text and photographs by David and Michiko Young.

Published Singapore., Hong Kong : Periplus, [2004]
©2004

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  722.1 YOUN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25cm
Bibliography Bibliography: page 128.
Contents Development of Traditional Architecture 4 -- Basic Principles of Japanese Architecture 6 -- Pre-Buddhist Cultures 12 -- Reconstructed Jomon and Yayoi Settlements 14 -- Grand Shrines at Ise 18 -- Tomb Mounds 22 -- Ainu Buildings 24 -- Influences from Korea and China 26 -- Heijokyo: An Early Capital 28 -- Horyuji: The Oldest Extant Temple 30 -- Nara Period Temples 32 -- Post-Buddhist Shinto Shrines 34 -- Developing a Cultural Identity 36 -- Palaces and Mansions 40 -- Mountain Temples 44 -- Paradise Halls 48 -- Merging of Shinto and Buddhist Architecture 52 -- Way of the Warrior 54 -- New Principles in Residential Architecture 56 -- Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji Temples 58 -- Way of Tea 62 -- Feudal Period Temples 66 -- Ichijodani Historic Site 68 -- Castles and Castle Culture 72 -- Centralized Authority 76 -- Edo: The Feudal Capital 78 -- Takayama: An Administrative Town 80 -- Kanazawa: A Castle Town 82 -- Ogimachi: A Farm Village 84 -- Minka: Rural Houses 88 -- Kurashiki: A Rice Merchant Town 92 -- Important Role of Storehouses 94 -- Mausoleums at Nikko 96 -- Sukiya Style Villas and Palaces 100 -- Theaters and Sumo Rings 104 -- Japan in Transition 108 -- Pseudo-Western and Blended Styles 110 -- Residential Architecture in the Traditional Style 112 -- Inns in the Traditional Style 116 -- Temples and Shrines in the Traditional Style 118 -- Modern Architecture 122.
Summary Simplicity, asymmetry, sensitivity to the natural environment, and the use of natural materials are the hallmarks of much of Japanese architecture. This restrained architectural tradition developed in marked contrast to an exuberant tradition characterized by monumentality and the use of bold colors. The book, which outlines the major changes in Japan's architecture over the past 12,000 years, is profusely illustrated with over 340 color photographs, woodblock prints, maps, diagrams, and specially commissioned watercolors.
Subject Architecture, Japanese.
ISBN 0794601006 (hbk.) AUS$49.95