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|ISBN:||9780415554398 041555439X 0415554403 9780415554404|
|Contents:||Introduction 1. Western Interest in the Japanese City 2. Areas and Lines: From Written to City Texts 3. Aspects of Form: Street and Related Scenes 4. Strands of Culture 5. Learning from the Japanese City 6. Superblock Synthesis: 'Glorious Gokiso'. Summary. Appendix 1. Japanese Historical Eras. Appendix 2. Glossary of Japanese Terms|
"...I find this new edition to be riveting. The speculations and discussions [Shelton] began in the first edition have evolved and been broadened - this is, in effect, a new book. In a staggering
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new approach to understanding Japanese cities
This is a provocative book with lots of new ideas in learning to appreciate the aesthetics of Japanese cities. The material relating visual sense produced by kanji versus English or Western alphabets to how space is perceived and organized, the focus on bridges, areas, the explanation of the...
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