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Architecture and authority in Japan

Author: William Howard Coaldrake
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
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"Japanese architecture is one of the most inspired manifestations of Japanese civilization. This study argues that architectural forms are more than just symbols of the institutions that created them. William H. Coaldrake explores the symbiotic relationship between architecture and authority throughout Japanese history, exploring key structures and how they have been used as active conveyors of power, relating  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Howard Coaldrake
ISBN: 041505754X 9780415057547 041510601X 9780415106016
OCLC Number: 33048158
Description: xxi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Authority in Architecture: Container and Contained --
2. The Grand Shrines of Ise and Izumo: The Appropriation of Vernacular Architecture by Early Ruling Authority --
3. Great Halls of Religion and State: Architecture and the Creation of the Nara Imperial Order --
4. Heian Palaces and Kamakura Temples: The Changing Countenances of Aristocratic and Warrior Power --
5. Castles: The Symbol and Substance of Momoyama and Early Edo Authority --
6. Nijo Castle and the Psychology of Architectural Intimidation --
7. Tokugawa Mausolea: Intimations of Immortality and the Architecture of Posthumous Authority --
8. Shogunal and Daimyo Gateways: The Intersecting Spheres of Arbitrary Will and Technical Necessity --
9. Building the Meiji State: The Western Architectural Hierarchy --
10. Tange Kenzo's Tokyo Monuments: New Authority and Old Architectural Ambitions --
11. Beyond Vanity and Evanescence.
Series Title: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Responsibility: William H. Coaldrake.
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