Contemporary Japanese Architects - Profiles in Design

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Architects play an essential role in society, they help shape the environment in which we live and work. Read how architects in Japan responded to the demands of their times and continue to engage with new economic realities and the shifting global order.

The moving image of Japanese society is reflected in the work of the architects profiled in this book: from the generation rising from the ashes of postwar Japan, through the postwar economic boom, to the generation that quietly gathered strength during the recession of the1970s; from the generation that debuted in the bubble economy of the 1980s to the generation that began their work after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and the collapse of the bubble economy; and finally, after decades of economic stagnation, to the generation that has come to the fore since the early twenty-first century.

Contemporary Japanese architects have pioneered developments in sustainability and introduced engineering innovations that have changed not only the look of modern buildings but the ways in which they can be constructed. Japanese design concepts, realized in major public buildings around the world, communicate with a global audience and contribute toward shaping our shared future.

Review, Claire Williamson, The Japan Times

"In Contemporary Japanese Architects, readers are offered a sweeping overview of 18 of Japan’s most notable contemporary architects and firms. Part personal profile and part architectural treatise, each section situates their designs within the larger picture of Japanese culture, society and economy."

Auteurs Igarashi Taro  
Vertaler David Noble  
Uitgever Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture  
Taal Engels  
Jaar van uitgave 2018  
Afmetingen 16 × 22 cm  
Kenmerken Hardback met stofomslag, 304 pagina's, enkele zwartwit afbeeldingen  
ISBN 9784866580210