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The Hypospace of Japanese Architecture

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Traditional thought fused with modern science when Hiroshima’s nuclear annihilation on August 6, 1945, proved the interdependence of space and time…
 
ISBN: 978-1-957183-35-0
Binding: Two softbound books with flaps, inserted into a slipcase
Pages: Volume 1: 408pp
Volume 2: 376pp
Publication Date: Spring 2024
Size: 10” x 10” Square
World Rights: Available
 
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“Twin volumes of text and image map the creative pathways taken by architects in post-atomic Japan. The text volume delves into key buildings, events, and ideas; the image volume lays out a parallel visual narrative of nearly 800 photographs selected from historic sources and site visits.”

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Publication date

November 2022

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8.5" x 11" portrait

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Traditional thought fused with modern science when Hiroshima’s nuclear annihilation on August 6, 1945, proved the interdependence of space and time. Since the war, Japanese architects have probed the relativity of spacetime through critical debates, pivotal theories, and consequential buildings. The Hypospace of Japanese Architecture pushes past clichés of an exotic Japan to confront the modernity of an island nation whose habit of importing foreign ideas is less about assimilation than transformation, less a process of indigenization than one of cultural invention. The realization that buildings are dynamic events—phenomena of space-in-time, not inert objects outside time—continues to inform Japanese architecture and suggests how we can rethink the history, theory, and practice of architecture more generally.

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Christopher Mead is a Regents’ Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico and a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. The author of multiple books on modern architecture and urbanism, he began his study of the hypospace of Japanese architecture in 2006.

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ISBN: 978-1-957183-35-0
Binding: Two softbound books with flaps, inserted into a slipcase
Pages: Volume 1: 408pp
Volume 2: 376pp
Publication Date: Spring 2024
Size: 10” x 10” Square
World Rights: Available

The Hypospace of Japanese Architecture

“Twin volumes of text and image map the creative pathways taken by architects in post-atomic Japan. The text volume delves into key buildings, events, and ideas; the image volume lays out a parallel visual narrative of nearly 800 photographs selected from historic sources and site visits.”

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