Main Author: Klauser, Wilhelm, 1961-
Publisher: Basel ; Boston, Mass. : Birkhäuser, c1999.
Other Author(s): Yamamoto, Riken, 1945-
ISBN/ISSN: 3764359617 (Basel : acid-free paper)
0817659617 (Boston : acid-free paper)
Description: 128 p. : : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 126-127)
"Riken Yamamoto, born in 1945, is one of the most interesting Japanese architects. His buildings have importance far beyond the borders of his native land. His work - above all, his apartments, schools and university buildings - stands timelessly and individually in the heterogeneity of Japanese architecture. In his architecture, Yamamoto is trying to account for changes in society, such as the dissolution of the basic family unit or new education programs, by developing the appropriate ground plan concepts. This publication documents Yamamoto’s manner of working and the persistent optimization of his architectural program by presenting twelve of his buildings. The architecture critic Wilhelm Klauser is an expert on the Japanese as well as on the entire Asian architectural scene."--BOOK JACKET.
English and German.
Subject(s): Yamamoto, Riken, 1945- --Criticism and interpretation.
Architecture --Japan --20th century.