The Constructed Other Japanese Architecture in the Western Mind

The Constructed Other examines three interwoven themes in Western responses to Japanese architecture: a wish to see Western architectural theories confirmed in traditional Japanese buildings; efforts to integrate aspects of traditional ...

The Constructed Other  Japanese Architecture in the Western Mind

The Constructed Other argues that the assumed otherness of Japanese architecture has made it both a testbed for Western architectural theories and a source of inspiration for Western designers. The book traces three recurring themes in Western accounts of Japanese architecture from the reopening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day: a wish to see Western architectural theories reflected in Japanese buildings; efforts to integrate elements of Japanese architecture into Western buildings; and a desire to connect contemporary Japanese architecture with Japanese tradition. It is suggested that, together, these narratives have had the effect of creating what amounts to a mythical version of Japanese architecture, often at odds with historical fact, but which has exercised a powerful influence on the development of building design internationally.

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