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Japanese creativity : contemplations on Japanese architecture

Author: Yūichirō Edagawa
Publisher: Berlin : Jovis Verlag, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What lies at the root of Japanese creativity and its architectural artifacts? In his book, the Japanese architect Yuichiro Edagawa explores this question in detail. By analyzing a wide variety of unique exemplary buildings from the sixth century to the present, he determines twelve distinctive characteristics of Japanese architectural creativity and composition, including: intimacy with nature, importance of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yūichirō Edagawa
ISBN: 9783868595086 3868595082
OCLC Number: 1035750566
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Characteristics Of Japanese Architectural Creativity --
Intimacy with Nature --
Importance of Materials --
Simplicity and Denial of Ornamentation --
Craftsmanship and Skill of Master Woodworkers --
Bipolarity and Diversity --
Spirit of Coexistence --
Characteristics Of Japanese Architectural Composition --
Asymmetry --
Culture of Addition --
Devotion to Small Space --
Organic Form --
Sense of "Oku = Inner Zone" --
Do Not Show the Whole --
Formative Development From Parts --
Parts Precede the Whole/"Now = Here" Principle --
Compositional Principles --
What does "parts precede the whole" accomplish? --
Case Studies --
My Design Work on Nibancho Garden --
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An analysis of the origin and development of Japanese creativity in architecture.  Read more...

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