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Jaqueline Berndt (Ed.)
Japanese Architecture Individualism and Idiosyncrasy

65 japanese buildings of today
33 japanese architects

 

German/English
160 pages with 104 reproductions (most of them in color), includes a map with a location plan of the buildings and short biographies of the architects

 

1996
ISBN-13 978-3-9804679-2-6

price 25,00 Euro 5,00 Euro

When coming to Japan for the first time, one experiences a feeling of irritation. Cramped and seemingly chaotic cities, overflowing with people and visual stimuli, disappoint the nostalgic exepxtations derived from the picture of a high.tech country intent on preserving its traditions. This volume aims to make contemporary Japan accessible by drawing attention to sights other than temples and castles. Its focus lies on the architectural achievements of the eighties, a time of enthusiastic building.