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Author Daniell, Thomas, 1967- author

Title An anatomy of influence / Thomas Daniell ; foreword by Thomas Weaver, afterword by Peter Cook, essays by Kazuo Shinohara, Toyo Ito, Terunobu Fujimori, Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama ; editor: Sarah Handelman
Published London : Architectural Association, [2018]


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Description 292 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Summary Taking inspiration from Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists and Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence, this book elucidates the theory and practice of a selected group of key Japanese architects by situating them within a wider cultural context of art, technology, literature, and politics. Illustrated with rarely seen images and interspersed with previously untranslated texts, the book uses biographical profiles and comparative analyses to trace the evolution of spatial, aesthetic, and behavioral concepts in Japanese architecture over the postwar decades. In particular, the political activism of architects in the 1960s and the social criticism of architects in the 1970s provide a vital source of inspiration for the protean creativity of the Japanese architectural world today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Architecture -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Japan -- History -- 21st century.
Architects -- Japan -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Author Weaver, Thomas, writer of foreword
Cook, Peter, 1936- writer of afterword
Handelman, Sarah, editor
ISBN 9781907896965 (hardback)
1907896961 (hardback)