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Katsura [Paperback]

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Item description for Katsura by Arata Isozaki Francesco Dal Co; Walter Gropius; Manfred Speidel...

This book presents a detailed history of Katsura, the seventeenth-century Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan. Katsura is a pivotal work of Japanese architecture, often described as "the quintessence of Japanese taste." First revealed to the modern world of architecture by Bruno Taut, the great German architect, Katsura stunned and then excited the architectural community of the West during the early twentieth century. Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, pillars of the Modernist establishment, were among those fascinated by Katsura's "modernity." In its orthogonal and modular spaces, devoid of decoration, they saw clear parallels to contemporary Modernism, going so far to proclaim Katsura a "historical" example of modernity. This book documents the palace in detail, combining newly commissioned photographs, detailed drawings, archival material, and historical analysis.

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Pages   402
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11" Width: 9.7" Height: 1.4"
Weight:   5.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 22, 2007
Publisher   Phaidon Press Inc.
ISBN  1904313590  
ISBN13  9781904313595  

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1Books > Subjects > History > Asia > Japan
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Fascinating  Mar 3, 2008
Quite interesting book if you are fond about japanese architecture. Sensible, full of inspiration... Its pictures will make you travel to the place and time.

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