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Philip Jodidio
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Architecture In Japan

(Taschen - Architecture in ...)

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Contemporary architecture by country TASCHEN's new architecture series brings a unique perspective to world architecture, highlighting architectural trends by country. Each book features 15 to 20 architects?from the firmly established to the up-and-coming?with the focus on how they have contributed to very recent architecture in the chosen nation. Entries include contact i ...more
Published (first published April 1st 2006)
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Michael Scott
Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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For my third Jodidio book, it had to be Japan. The selection was interesting, although perhaps not as good as for Architecture Now and Architecture in Netherlands. It's Taschen, so: big, colorful pictures; short, crafted text.

Wonderful: Sigeru Ban's shutter houses; Hiroshi Hara's Orimoto House in Uchiko; Toyo Ito's Island City, Fukuoka (reminded me of La Coruna's palisades); and Tezuka Architects' Observatory House. Lovely use of material and light; focus on the interior.

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Jun 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Interesting Book of Japan's architecture.
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Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
A must for the aficionado of architecture and perfect for a pre-trip to Japan.
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