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The global changes taking place in the architectural world are crystallizing right now in Japan, with the past five years being considered one of the most innovative periods in current Japanese design history. Observed by architects and designers from around the world, these changes are illustrated and articulated in andlt;iandgt;New Japan Architecture.andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;By documenting 48 important projects by 42 established and avant-garde architects, this book takes the reader through a journey of current trends in contemporary Japanese architecture and predicts future directions. While some buildings strive for the ultimate Zen white cube, others exemplify the search for the 'Wow' factor. Cutting edge modernity in some buildings is countered by a concern for sustainability in others. The selection of buildings in andlt;iandgt;New Japan Architectureandlt;/iandgt; includes projects that are big and small, private and public, residential and commercial. The informative writings complement beautiful photographs that highlight the remarkable aspects of each building. A must-have book for those interested in architecture and Japan.

Review:

"'As the world moves into the second decade of the 21st century, it is clear that the West no longer has all the answers. Japan has moved beyond the need to mimic the West.' Columbia University professor Mehta (Japan Style) collaborates with art historian MacDonald for a sweeping survey of 48 recently completed projects, organized in seven categories: Living (private homes), Culture (museums), Learning (schools), Work (office buildings), Consumers (stores), City (public buildings), and Renewal (renovations). From a 102.7 square meter hut on the Chiba coast by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects ('House C') to Tokyo's massive National Art Center from Kisho Kurokawa Associates and Nihon Sekkei Inc., the 42 featured architects exhibit a dazzling range of outside-of-the-box structures. Mehta and MacDonald present a mesmerizing album of four-color photographs accompanied by text that explains the inspiration and construction of each project. Readers will be delighted to find a Nakamura Keith Haring Museum 'that sits like an exclamation mark' on a hill in the village of Kobuchizawa in the Japanese Alps, with a gallery complex by Atsushi Kitagawara that features hot springs (onsen) in fanciful Haring-like shapes. (Sept.)   Andy Warhol Treasures: The Illustrated Story of Andy Warhol's Life and Work Matt Wrbican and Geralyn Huxley Goodman (www.carltonbooks.co.uk), (128p) ISBN 978-1-84796-024-5 This intriguing and beautiful book chronicles the flamboyant life of Andy Warhol — the great Pop artist, connoisseur, and developer of arts and artists. Huxley (Hidden Frames: Stills from the Films of Andy Warhol), curator of film and video at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and Wrbican (Andy Warhol's Timeboxes), the museum's archivist, perform a masterful feat of organization, tracking Warhol's modest beginnings to his successes across diverse fields and fleshing in the narrative with explanations of places and eras. Warhol's paintings and drawings, love of celebrity, patronage of music and dance, publishing exploits, collections, travels, and lovers all come in for scrutiny. His magazine Interview is described as 'a celebration of popular culture and an embodiment of Warhol's belief in the democratic nature of fame.' Along with stunning illustrations, the authors have incorporated 20 items connected with the artist's life — reproduced in large envelopes and categorized by decade — including greeting cards, receipts, stencils and booklets. As Warhol explained: '‘Once you got ‘Pop,' you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.' (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"Time alone is the final judge of the value of any work of architecture."—Fumihiko Maki, from his foreword

Synopsis:

The global changes taking place in the architectural world are crystallizing right now in Japan, with the past five years being considered one of the most innovative periods in current Japanese design history. Observed by architects and designers from around the world, these changes are illustrated and articulated in New Japan Architecture.

By documenting 48 important projects by 42 established and avant-garde architects, this book takes the reader through a journey of current trends in contemporary Japanese architecture and predicts future directions. While some buildings strive for the ultimate Zen white cube, others exemplify the search for the 'Wow' factor. Cutting edge modernity in some buildings is countered by a concern for sustainability in others. The selection of buildings in New Japan Architecture includes projects that are big and small, private and public, residential and commercial. The informative writings complement beautiful photographs that highlight the remarkable aspects of each building. A must-have book for those interested in architecture and Japan.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Geeta K. Mehtaandlt;/bandgt; is an adjunct professor of architecture and urban design at Columbia University in New York. A resident of Japan for 23 years, she is a practicing architect who has designed projects in the USA, Japan, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. She is the co-author of several books including andlt;iandgt;Japan Style, Japan Housesandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Japan Living.andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Deanna MacDonaldandlt;/bandgt; studied art and architectural history in Canada and Europe. She received her MA from the Central European University in Prague and her Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal. She currently resides in Tokyo.

Table of Contents

    Architecture for Living

    Architecture for Culture

    Architecture for Learning

    Architecture for Work

    Architecture for Consumers

    Architecture for the City

    Architecture for Renewal

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805309483
Author:
Mehta, Geeta
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
MacDonald, Deanna
Author:
Mehta, Geeta K.
Author:
Maki, Fumihiko
Author:
Pelli, Cesar
Subject:
Interior Design
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Architecture-Asia and Oceania
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
New Japan architecture; Contemporary Japanese design; Modern Japan; Japanese architecture photographs; Japanese architects
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color photographs, 100 plans and dra
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.00 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'As the world moves into the second decade of the 21st century, it is clear that the West no longer has all the answers. Japan has moved beyond the need to mimic the West.' Columbia University professor Mehta (Japan Style) collaborates with art historian MacDonald for a sweeping survey of 48 recently completed projects, organized in seven categories: Living (private homes), Culture (museums), Learning (schools), Work (office buildings), Consumers (stores), City (public buildings), and Renewal (renovations). From a 102.7 square meter hut on the Chiba coast by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects ('House C') to Tokyo's massive National Art Center from Kisho Kurokawa Associates and Nihon Sekkei Inc., the 42 featured architects exhibit a dazzling range of outside-of-the-box structures. Mehta and MacDonald present a mesmerizing album of four-color photographs accompanied by text that explains the inspiration and construction of each project. Readers will be delighted to find a Nakamura Keith Haring Museum 'that sits like an exclamation mark' on a hill in the village of Kobuchizawa in the Japanese Alps, with a gallery complex by Atsushi Kitagawara that features hot springs (onsen) in fanciful Haring-like shapes. (Sept.)   Andy Warhol Treasures: The Illustrated Story of Andy Warhol's Life and Work Matt Wrbican and Geralyn Huxley Goodman (www.carltonbooks.co.uk), (128p) ISBN 978-1-84796-024-5 This intriguing and beautiful book chronicles the flamboyant life of Andy Warhol — the great Pop artist, connoisseur, and developer of arts and artists. Huxley (Hidden Frames: Stills from the Films of Andy Warhol), curator of film and video at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and Wrbican (Andy Warhol's Timeboxes), the museum's archivist, perform a masterful feat of organization, tracking Warhol's modest beginnings to his successes across diverse fields and fleshing in the narrative with explanations of places and eras. Warhol's paintings and drawings, love of celebrity, patronage of music and dance, publishing exploits, collections, travels, and lovers all come in for scrutiny. His magazine Interview is described as 'a celebration of popular culture and an embodiment of Warhol's belief in the democratic nature of fame.' Along with stunning illustrations, the authors have incorporated 20 items connected with the artist's life — reproduced in large envelopes and categorized by decade — including greeting cards, receipts, stencils and booklets. As Warhol explained: '‘Once you got ‘Pop,' you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.' (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Time alone is the final judge of the value of any work of architecture."—Fumihiko Maki, from his foreword
"Synopsis" by , The global changes taking place in the architectural world are crystallizing right now in Japan, with the past five years being considered one of the most innovative periods in current Japanese design history. Observed by architects and designers from around the world, these changes are illustrated and articulated in New Japan Architecture.

By documenting 48 important projects by 42 established and avant-garde architects, this book takes the reader through a journey of current trends in contemporary Japanese architecture and predicts future directions. While some buildings strive for the ultimate Zen white cube, others exemplify the search for the 'Wow' factor. Cutting edge modernity in some buildings is countered by a concern for sustainability in others. The selection of buildings in New Japan Architecture includes projects that are big and small, private and public, residential and commercial. The informative writings complement beautiful photographs that highlight the remarkable aspects of each building. A must-have book for those interested in architecture and Japan.

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