ARTH 036. Modern Architecture in Japan: Culture, Place, Tectonics

This course explores the diversity of forms and meanings that architecture took on in Japan since its industrialization in the 19th century. With that focus, it opens up more general questions on the capacity of construction, structure, materials and their assembly to express cultural, aesthetic, environmental and social concerns. It begins by introducing the context of traditional architecture that served as a foundation for the emergence of modern architecture, and continues to discuss the work and words of architects who demonstrated salient topics in architecture in the 20th and 21st centuries in Japan. 
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA
Catalog chapter: Art
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