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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: 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.

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

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