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andlt;bandgt;This timeless guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Pioneering Japanologist A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Architecture A Short Historyandlt;/iandgt; is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with the Edo period, when Japan attained stature as a modern state, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt; is as relevant today as it was in 1941.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The book includes an overview of Japanese domestic architecture as it evolved through successive periods of history and perfected the forms so widely admired in the West. Of particular importance in this respect are the four concluding chapters, in which the distinctive features of the Japanese house are presented in clear detail. The architecture book also contains excellent illustrations, which show details of planning and construction.

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"Countries write their history very legibly in the things they build and the way they treat the face of the earth, and the Japanese have done it as clearly as any."—A.L. Sadler

Synopsis:

A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with the Edo period, when Japan attained stature as a modern state, Japanese Architecture is as relevant today as it was in 1941.

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A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Architecture A Short Historyandlt;/iandgt; is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with the Edo period, when Japan attained stature as a modern state, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt; is as relevant today as it was in 1941.

About the Author

The late andlt;bandgt;A. L. Sadlerandlt;/bandgt; was Professor Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney for 26 years. He died in 1971. Among his works are andlt;iandgt;Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasuandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Japanese Tea Ceremony: Cha-no-yu.andlt;/iandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310434
Author:
Sadler, A. L.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Foreword by:
Locher, Mira
Foreword:
Locher, Mira
Author:
Locher, Mira
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
International Architecture - Asian
Subject:
Architecture -- Japan -- History.
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Japan; Japanese architecture; Japanese history; Edo Period Japan; Japanese architecture introduction
Subject:
japanese architecture; japanese design; japanese interior design; design books; japanese gardens; interior design; temple architecture; buddhist temples; japanese temples; interior design books; interior design illustrated; interior design and decoration;
Subject:
japanese architecture ; japanese design ; japanese interior design
Subject:
interior design illustrated ; interior design and decoration
Subject:
interior design ; temple architecture ; buddhist temples ;
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
122 bandamp;w line art illus
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 11 oz

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"Countries write their history very legibly in the things they build and the way they treat the face of the earth, and the Japanese have done it as clearly as any."—A.L. Sadler
"Synopsis" by , A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with the Edo period, when Japan attained stature as a modern state, Japanese Architecture is as relevant today as it was in 1941.
"Synopsis" by , A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Architecture A Short Historyandlt;/iandgt; is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with the Edo period, when Japan attained stature as a modern state, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt; is as relevant today as it was in 1941.
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