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Nurturing dreams [electronic resource] : collected essays on architecture and the city / Fumihiko Maki ; edited by Mark Mulligan ; foreword by Eduard Sekler.

Author/Creator:
Maki, Fumihiko, 1928-
Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (291 p.)
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Subjects:
Architecture.
Maki, Fumihiko, 1928 -- -Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Unavailable as a collection until now, these essays document both the intellectual journey of one of the world's leading architects and a critical period in the evolution of architectural thought.Born in Tokyo, educated in Japan and the United States, and principal of an internationally acclaimed architectural practice, celebrated architect Fumihiko Maki brings to his writings on architecture a perspective that is both global and uniquely Japanese. Influenced by post-Bauhaus internationalism, sympathetic to the radical urban architectural vision of Team X, and a participant in the avant-garde movement Metabolism, Maki has been at the forefront of his profession for decades. This collection of essays documents the evolution of architectural modernism and Maki's own fifty-year intellectual journey during a critical period of architectural and urban history.Maki's treatment of his two overarching themes--the contemporary city and modernist architecture--demonstrates strong (and sometimes unexpected) linkages between urban theory and architectural practice. Images and commentary on three of Maki's own works demonstrate the connection between his writing and his designs. Moving through the successive waves of modernism, postmodernism, neomodernism, and other isms, these essays reflect how several generations of architectural thought and expression have been resolved within one career.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. [262]-269) and index.
Contributor:
Mulligan, Mark (Mark Edward)
ISBN:
0-262-27891-X
1-4356-8142-8
OCLC:
646770511