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Author Sand, Jordan, 1960-

Title Tokyo Vernacular : Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects
Published [Place of publication not identified] : University of California Press, 2013
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Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Rediscovering Tokyo's Vernacular; 1. Hiroba: The Public Square and the Boundaries of the Commons; 2. Yanesen: Writing Local Community; 3. Deviant Properties: Street Observation Studies; 4. Museums, Heritage, and Everyday Life; Conclusion: History and Memory in a City without Monuments; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning in the 1970s, Tokyo participated in this trend. However, repeated destruction and rapid redevelopment left the city with little building stock of recognized historical value. Late twentieth-century Tokyo thus presents an illuminating case of the emergence of a new sense of history in the city's physical environment, since it required both a shift in perceptions of value and a search for history in the margins and interstices of a rapidl
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-199) and index
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Subject Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Japan -- Tokyo -- History -- 20th century.
Historic preservation -- Japan -- Tokyo -- History -- 20th century.
Tokyo (Japan) -- History -- 1945-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013013266
ISBN 0520275667 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520280377 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520956982 (electronic bk.)
1299714838 (electronic bk.)
9780520275669 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520280373 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520956988 (electronic bk.)
9781299714830 (electronic bk.)