Hiroshi Hara : the 'floating world' of his architectureMaterial type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: 2001 Wiley-Academy Chichester ; New YorkDescription: 272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cmISBN:
- 720.92 HAR
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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>
Featuring an in-depth critical analysis by Professor Botond Bognar, a scholar of Japanese architecture, and seven short theoretical essays by Hiroshi Hara, as well as a selection of 29 individual projects, this illustrated book introduces the best of Hara's work in the context of both contemporary Japanese architecture and the wider international scene. Seamlessly combining the significant elements of architectural and urban design, while relying both on the tenets of phenomenology and the use of the latest technologies, these projects poignantly and poetically exemplify Hara's exceptional design ability, to advance an 'architecture of modality' in which reality and fiction are virtually interchangeable. As the book demonstrates, Hara in his architecture has found a fitting response to the fluid reality of the world-in-flux engendered by our age of information.