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The metabolist imagination : visions of the city in postwar Japanese architecture and science fiction / William O. Gardner.

Author/Creator:
Gardner, William O., 1969- author.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
pages cm
Subjects:
Architecture and biology -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Visionary architecture -- Japan.
Metabolism in architecture (Movement)
Archtecture and literature.
Future, The, in literature.
Science fiction, Japanese -- History and criticism.
Architecture and biology.
Science fiction, Japanese.
Visionary architecture.
Japan.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"This manuscript examines the relationship between architecture, urban design, and science fiction in postwar Japan, focusing on Metabolism, an avant-garde architectural movement formed in 1960 and influenced by the science fiction of Komatsu Sakyô, who collaborated with Metabolist architects during the 1970 World Expo in Osaka. By envisioning both utopian and apocalyptic (sci-fi) futures, Metabolist architects imagined large-scale megastructures based on biological concepts"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
City visions : metabolism and science viction
Ruined cities : Isozaki Arata and Komatsu Sakyō
Planetary cities : Komatsu Sakyō's disaster fiction
Future city : the 1970 Osaka Expo
Liquid cities : the technopolis from Expo to cyberpunk
Metabolist echoes : Akira, Patlabor, and Yanobe Kenji.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Gardner, William O., 1969- The metabolist imagination
ISBN:
9781517906238
1517906237
9781517906245
1517906245
9781452963129
OCLC:
1108811572
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