The Resource Learning from the Japanese city : West meets East in urban design, Barrie Shelton

Learning from the Japanese city : West meets East in urban design, Barrie Shelton

Label
Learning from the Japanese city : West meets East in urban design
Title
Learning from the Japanese city
Title remainder
West meets East in urban design
Statement of responsibility
Barrie Shelton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Why do Japanese cities look the way they do? What relevance do they have to the wider world of contemporary urban design? How sharp is the divide between the cities of today and Japan's urban traditions?"--BOOK JACKET. "First Shelton examines how Western attitudes to Japanese cities have changed over time. He then shows us how Japanese ways of thinking about space, while consistent in themselves, are quite different from those of the West - from writing on paper to settlement in a landscape. Learning from the Japanese City next discusses an array of Japanese urban characteristics and building types - from historic house forms to the work of contemporary architects - that offer insights into today's cities. Aspects of culture and religion which influence urban form and space are also explored."--BOOK JACKET
  • "Finally, the author draws together threads from throughout the book to address his initial questions. It is here that Japan's chaotic forms emerge in a more positive light and with broad implications for contemporary urban design."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 711/.4/0952
  • 711/.4/0952
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1550
LC item number
.S49 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Learning from the Japanese city : West meets East in urban design, Barrie Shelton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • mel
  • fro
Contents
Ch. 1. Western Interest in the Japanese City -- Ch. 2. Areas and Lines: From Written to City Texts -- Ch. 3. Aspects of Form: Street and Related Scenes -- Ch. 4. Strands of Culture -- Ch. 5. Learning from the Japanese City -- Japanese Historical Eras
Control code
000014232496
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780419223504
Lccn
98048053
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.b18931698
System control number
  • 14232496lw
  • (OCoLC)40174809

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