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Tokyo: A Spatial Anthropology free pdf Tokyo: destroyed by the earthquake of 1923 and again by the firebombing of World War II. Does anything remain of the old city? The internationally known Japanese architectural historian Jinnai Hidenobu set out on foot to rediscover the city of Tokyo. Armed with old maps, he wandered through back alleys and lanes, trying to experience the city's space as it had been lived by earlier residents. He found that, despite an almost completely new cityscape, present-day inhabitants divide Tokyo's space in much the same way that their ancestors did 200 years before. Jinnai's holistic perspective is enhanced by his detailing of how natural, topographical features were incorporated into the layout of the city. A variety of visual documents (maps from the Tokugawa and Meiji periods, building floorplans, woodblock prints, photographs) supplement his observations. While useful for architects and historians, this book should also attract armchair travellers and anyone interested in the symbolic uses of space.

About Jinnai Hidenobu

Jinnai Hidenobu is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Hosei University in Tokyo.

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Author : Jinnai Hidenobu
Publisher : University of California Press
Data Published : 23 August 1995
ISBN : 0520071352
EAN : 9780520071353
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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