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Learning from the Japanese city

Author: Barrie Shelton
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2010.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barrie Shelton
ISBN: 9780415554398 041555439X 0415554403 9780415554404
OCLC Number: 640079559
Description: p. cm.
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
Responsibility: Barrie Shelton.
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"...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 Read more...

 
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new approach to understanding Japanese cities

by yamaki (WorldCat user published 2013-03-18) Excellent Permalink

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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