Shaking the Foundations: Japanese Architects in Dialogue

By: Knabe, Christopher and Joerg Noenig (editors)

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Shaking the Foundations reveals the personalities and passions hidden behind the cool, abstract exterior of the Japanese design scene in the form of a collection of interviews. Renowned architects such as Tadao Ando and Kisho Kurokawa speak out on issues ranging from the rebirth of Japanese design after World War II to progressive technologies, while newcomers disclose the trials and tribulations of "making it" in today's highly competitive commissions market. These frank, controversial, and at times humorous exchanges provide an informative overview of a lively and multifaceted professional discourse.

All the architects interviewed show a special interest in creating a particularly Japanese architecture for the coming century. If any one view on this topic identifies Japanese architecture as a distinct movement, it is the conscious decision to contradict Western architecture, to swim against the tide of European and American cultural imperialism.This radical position reflects the freedom Japanese architecture has attained through its strong international presence and unique cultural character. And if the past and the present are any indication of the future, then this volume predicts that Japanese architecture will gain a stronger foothold and following in global design theory in the decades to come.

Title: Shaking the Foundations: Japanese Architects in Dialogue

Author: Knabe, Christopher and Joerg Noenig (editors)

Categories: Photography, Architecture,

Publisher: N Y, Prestel: 1999

ISBN Number: 3791320009

ISBN Number 13: 9783791320007

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 135538

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 160 pages. Black and white photographs.