Item description for In Detail: Japan - Architects, Constructions, Ambiance by Christian Schittich...
Japan is becoming a popular travel destination for more and more architects today. With its wide variety of architecture, it is both a source of fascination and inspiration. Over a number of years, the review Detail has been consistently documenting the construction activities which have taken place in Japan, and this book draws on the best of their experience and connections to present and analyse with plans and details the most interesting buildings from various architectural trends in contemporary Japan, including Ando's Museum for Contemporary Art in Naoshima, Toyo Ito's Mediathek, a residential building by Kazuyo Sejima, and a temple gallery in Kyoto by Takashi Yamaguchi. Introductory essays discuss the developments in Japanese architecture, and together with portraits of not only well-known Japanese architects and offices, but also young offices such as Atelier Bow Wow, this volume provides a stimulating discussion of current Japanese building in the context of traditional architecture.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.8" Width: 9.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 2.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 2002
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764367571 ISBN13 9783764367572
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More About Christian Schittich
The series editor, Christian Schittich (b. 1956), is a trained architect with many years of office experience; since 1998 he is editor-in-chief of the journal Detail and author and editor of numerous books and articles in the field.
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Excellent survey of contemporary Japanese architecture Apr 24, 2007
This book features many great contemporary Japanese architects with details for each project. Most of the leading designers in Japan are included such as Kazuyo Seijima, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, FOBA, etc. Included is a good essay by noted scholar Gunter Nitschke, an expert on Japanese architecture and gardens. Great images and drawings. A highly recommended book.