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Beyond the bubble : the new Japanese architecture

Author: Botond Bognár
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 2008.
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"Beyond the Bubble examines two contrasting, but equally extraordinary, phases in the recent history of Japanese architecture: the explosive 'Bubble' era of the 1980s and early 1990s, and the post-Bubble years leading up to the present day. The first period - often referred to as the 'new golden age of Japanese architecture' - witnessed a spectacular proliferation of unusual buildings and urban complexes in Japan's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Botond Bognár
ISBN: 9780714845753 0714845752
OCLC Number: 154782962
Notes: Statement of responsibility from cover.
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: The bubble years: the epitome of Japanese postmodernism : Manifestations of an accelerated environment ; The property-based economy and the culture of impermanence ; The growing volume of architecture and the new technological landscape ; The new urban renaissance and Tokyo as a world city ; Expanding the scope of public space: large-scale urban developments ; Design in the Japanese world of 'creative chaos' ; Experiments in radical uncertainty: postmodernism in Japanese architecture --
After the bubble: new realities, new priorities : Economic recession and the process of globalization ; ' Pet architecture': the lessons small structures, materials and the ordinary ; New minimalism, new modernism ; Changing society and new directions in urban architecture ; Healing the wounds: towards an ecological architecture ; Computers, the digital age and the appearance of a new 'organic' architecture ; Assessing the future: in lieu of a conclusion --
Beyond the bubble: the architects : Tele-design : C-House, 2002 ; Parallax, 2005 --
Koji Yagi : House in Kawasaki, 2004 --
Kazunari Sakamoto : House SA, 1999 --
Atelier Bow-Wow : Gae House, 2004 ; House at Izu, 2004 --
Kazuyo Sejima : House in a plum tree grove, 2004 --
Shigeru Ban : Shutter house for a photographer, 2003 ; Paper Art Museum (PAM), 2002 --
Waro Kishi : House in Kurakuen 2, 2001 ; House standard 2004 --
Nikken Sekkei Ltd. : POLA Museum of Art, 2002 ; Izumi Garden, 2002 --
SANAA : Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Art, 2004 ; Dior Omotesando, 2004 --
Jun Aoki : Louis Vuitton Omotesando, 2002 ; Aomori Museum of Art, 2005 --
Ryoji Suzuki : Konpira Project, 2004 : Yasumitsu Matsunaga : Nakajima Garden, 1999 --
Riken Yamamoto : Hiroshima West Fire Station, 2000 ; Yokosuka Museum of Art, 2007 --
Obayashi Corporation : Oasis 21, 2002 --
Yoshio Taniguchi : Hiroshima Naka Incineration Plant, 2004 --
Kengo Kuma : Nagasaki Perfectural Museum, 2004 ; Lotus House, 2005 ; Ginzan Onsen Fujiya, 2006 --
Tadao Ando : Chichu Art Museum, 2004 ; 21_21 Design Sight, 2007 --
Toyo Ito : TOD'S Omotesando, 2007 ; Meiso no Mori Funerary Hall, 2006.
Responsibility: [Botond Bognar].


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