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Title Japan, towards totalscape : contemporary Japanese architecture, urban planning and landscape / edited by Moriko Kira and Mariko Terada
Published Rotterdam : NAi Publishers, [2000]


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Description 332 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary "Japan: Towards Totalscape locates Japanese architecture, urban design and landscape architecture in the social and cultural context of present-day Japan. Rather than presenting them as autonomous entities, it emphasizes the relationship between architectural and urban projects and their surroundings." "In the last decade, building activity in metropolitan areas has declined and a relatively large number of projects have been commissioned by the local governments in provincial regions. In view of this development and the increasing attention given to environmental issues in general, the significance of architecture for the environment is set to become one of the most important themes of architecture in the 21st century. In this book, a range of different environments is discussed in detail by Japanese specialists in chapters focusing an metropolitan landscape, urban landscape, rural landscape, natural landscape, and artificial landscape."
"Featured here are over ninety architectural projects of the last ten years by several generations of leading Japanese architects, such as Tadao Ando, Jun Aoki, Atelier Bow-Wow, Shigeru Ban, C+A, F.O.B.A., Itsuko Hasegawa, Toyo Ito, Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima, Jun Tamaki, Riken Yamamoto and many others." "An appendix contains all the original Japanese essays as well as Japanese translations of the other texts."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Japanese translations (p. 304-332) at end of text
English, with Japanese summary
Subject Architecture -- Japan -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
City planning -- Japan -- Exhibitions.
Landscapes -- Japan -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Kira, Moriko.
Terada, Mariko.
LC no. 2001349582
ISBN 9056621874 paperback
Other Titles Towards totalscape