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Katsura imperial villa

Author: Arata Isozaki; Virginia Ponciroli
Publisher: Milan : Electa Architecture ; [London] : Distributed by Phaidon Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed history of Katsura, the seventeenth-century Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan.

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arata Isozaki; Virginia Ponciroli
ISBN: 190431337X 9781904313373
OCLC Number: 62588634
Description: 397 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 29 cm
Contents: The diagonal strategy : Katsura as envisioned by "Enshu's taste" --
1. Katsura and its space of ambiguity --
2. Architectonic polysemy --
3. The authorship of Katsura : the diagonal line / Arata Isozaki --
The imperial villa of Katsura : photographs by Yoshiharu Matsumura --
Entrance to the villa --
The shoin complex --
The garden and the teahouses --
Interpretations of Katsura --
Bruno Taut and the Katsura villa / Manfred Speidel --
Reflections on Katsura / Bruno Taut --
Architecture in Japan / Walter Gropius --
Tradition and creation in Japanese architecture / Kenzo Tange --
"La princesse est modeste" / Francesco Dal Co.
Responsibility: Arata Isozaki [and others] ; edited by Virginia Ponciroli.

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