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21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary Architecture: A Guide to Modern Architecture

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Tokyo has earned a reputation as one of the innovative cities in the world, and nowhere is this more evident than in its modern architecture. This book covers eighty-three examples of contemporary architecture and introduces them not just from an architectural perspective, but as part of the social, cultural, and political tapestry of the city.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Kodansha International Ltd
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In his influential Access guide books to American cities, Richard S Wurman integrated a trendsetting array of features that showcased both a modern / minimalist graphic interface with a concentration on urban architecture and design.

Julian Worrall takes his cues from that and narrows the focus even further, catering to a new class of Architectural Tourism travellers; his guide makes Tokyo tantalizingly visceral and appealing.

This survey of Tokyo's recent projects renders a city that is untethe
Jason Keenan
It's like a trip to Tokyo in black and white and without the long flight. It's amazing look at the late architecture of the city. Some buildings I have seen - and admired - and others I wish I has found the time to visit.

The level of the architectural descriptions is just right - simple enough to get the concepts across to non-architects, but with enough details and explanation to explain why the building carries some importance.

It's also great because it doesn't stick to the great big buildings
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Julian Worrall is an Australian architect and writer based in Tokyo since 2000. He is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies at Waseda University’s Institute for Advanced Study, and runs the research-based design practice LLLABO, dedicated to “distilling the logic and magic of the Asian metropolis.”
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