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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
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: Foreword / Kengo Kuma --
Introduction --
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.
Responsibility: Yuichiro Edagawa.


An analysis of the origin and development of Japanese creativity in architecture.  Read more...


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