Tokyo / Botond Bognar.

by Bognár, Botond, 1944-Looking glass.

Series: World cities: Publisher: Chichester : Academy Editions, 1997.Description: 363 pages : illustrations (some colour), plans ; 32 cm.ISBN: 047197689X.Subject(s): Andō, Tadao, 1941-Looking glass | Holl, StevenLooking glass | Isozaki, ArataLooking glass | Itō, Toyoo, 1941-Looking glass | Starck, Philippe, 1949-Looking glass | Wright, F. B. (Frank Brian)Looking glass | Architecture -- Japan -- Tokyo
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

As with the three previous volumes in this series, this is a text that documents the historical development and future prospects for one of the world's most distinctive cities. It is an attempt to reflect Tokyo's kaleidoscopic disposition and the innovative character of Japanese architecture, which has evolved in response to specific urban conditions and the juxtaposition of Eastern and Western cultural influences, at a time of technological and economic revolution.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction - Tokyo Coming of Age
  • Tokyo at Large
  • Ethnic Tokyo - A Spatial Anthropology
  • Tokyo - City of Gaps
  • Tokyo Spirit
  • Liquid Constructions - Tokyo and the End of Space
  • The Making of a World City - From Castle Town to Metropolis
  • Tokyo as it Might Have Been
  • Tokyo As It Is
  • Tokyo As It Will Be
  • Maps
  • Index of Architects and Their Works
  • Bibliography

Author notes provided by Syndetics

BOTOND BOGNAR studied architecture in Budapest, Hungary and Los Angeles, USA. He has practised as an architect in both Hungary and Japan and is currently Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois. He has researched extensively into Japanese architecture and has lectured throughout the world on contemporary architecture and urbanism in Japan. He has previously edited Minoru Takeyama, Architectural Monograph No 42 (1995), Japanese Architecture (1988) and Japanese Architecture II (1992).