What is Japanese architecture?

Author
Other titles
  • Nihon kenchiku no katachi. English.
  • Nihon kenchiku no katachi. English
Edition
  • 1st English ed.
Published
  • Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International 1985
Physical description
144 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
  • 0870117114
  • 9780870117114
  • 477001211X
  • 9784770012111
Notes
  • Translation of: Nihon kenchiku no katachi.
  • Includes index.
  • Translation of: Nihon kenchiku no katachi.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-142) and index.
  • Translation of: Nihon kenchiku no katachi.
Contents
  • Introduction -- Worship: the architecture of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines -- Daily life: residential and urban architecture -- Battle: castles and castle towns -- Entertainment: architecture in the Sukiya spirit -- Sites mentioned in the text -- Museum and other facilities of architectural interest.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • Japanese
Title
  • 日本建築の形
Other titles
  • 日本建築の形
Notes
  • Translation of: 日本建築の形.
Other names

Summary

  • How do you tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese architecture? How do you know, from the structure, the differences between a Buddhist temple from a Shinto shrine, from a residence? Construction, design, carpentry and the history of Japanese architecture from pre-history to the 19th century are the focus of this book with its 300 illustrations.

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