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Japanese Architecture

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This timeless guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture.

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, 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.

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.


The Stones Of Oxford

RRP $79.99

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Essays on architecture, beautifully illustrated with the author's own photographs and drawings.

John Melvin, one of the UK's most experienced architects and town planners, reflects on the nature of tradition and the role of memory in the renewal of our cities.

With a profound understanding of the history of architecture and an acute ear for architecture's emotional resonances, he focuses many of his illustrated essays on Oxford but their lessons could be equally applied to any town proud of its past.



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