21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary Architecture by Julian Worrall21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary Architecture by Julian Worrall

21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary Architecture

byJulian Worrall, Erez Golani SolomonPhotographed byJoshua Lieberman

Paperback | May 1, 2010

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Tokyo has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking cities in the world, and nowhere is this more evident than in its modern architecture. Authors and architects Julian Worrall and Erez Golani Solomon, longtime residents of the city, have selected 83 outstanding examples of contemporary architecture, and introduce them, not just from an architectural perspective, but as part of the social, cultural, and political tapestry of the city. In addition to the monumental masterpieces of famous architects, "generic" buildings—from office blocks and convenience stores, to high-rise apartment towers — are also sprinkled throughout the book, creating a full and fascinating overview of the architectural landscape of the city.

Each of the book’s seven chapters covers a different geographical district of Tokyo; and each building is accompanied by a selection of stunning black-and-white photographs. Written in an accessible, conversational style, and including maps and access information for each building, this book will appeal to the layman as well as to the professional architect, the visitor to Tokyo as well as to the armchair traveler.
JULIAN WORRALL is a licensed architect, architectural and urban historian, and a widely published critic. He is currently Assistant Professor of Architecture at Waseda University in Tokyo. He writes regularly on architecture for a variety of publications.EREZ GOLANI SOLOMON holds a Ph. D. in architecture from the University of Tokyo. H...
Title:21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.9 × 5.7 × 0.53 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Kodansha USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4770030541

ISBN - 13:9784770030542

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Black and white trip It's like a trip to Tokyo in black and white and without the long flight. It's amazing look at the late architecture of the city. Some buildings I have seen - and admired - and others I wish I has found the time to visit. The level of the architectural descriptions is just right - simple enough to get the concepts across to non-architects, but with enough details and explanation to explain why the building carries some importance. It's also great because it doesn't stick to the great big buildings like Tokyo Metropolitan Hall or Tokyo International Forum. It looks at small, interesting buildings across the city -- ones I hope to see on my next trip. Who knows, maybe I can come home with a Muji house. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-03