International Architecture in Interwar Japan: Constructing Kokusai Kenchiku

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Following World War I, a generation of young architects in Japan took part in a movement toward "international architecture," or kokusai kenchiku, designing houses for people who blended Japanese and Western customs in their daily lives, and public buildings--from schools and hospitals to weather stations and golf clubhouses--that encompassed modern forms and new materials, especially earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete, yet systhesized the new with the old.Ken Tadashi Oshima is assistant professor of architecture at ...

International Architecture in Interwar Japan: Constructing Kokusai Kenchiku 2009, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295989440

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