From Castle to Teahouse: Japanese Architecture of the Momoyama Period

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Tuttle Publishing, 15.4.2015 - 224 sivua
The Momoyama period of Japanese art history, at the turn of the 16th century, is perhaps best known to the West through the resplendent paintings of the Kano masters and their fellow artists. Yet this same period offers such a variety of architectural pleasures that, in at least one of its many facets, it makes an appeal to every taste. It ranges from the largest and most imposing castles to the smallest and most tastefully designed teahouses. Paintings and gardens are an integral part of it, as they are in all Japanese architecture, and here, also, the range extends from the gorgeous and elaborate to the utmost in simplicity and restraint. It is with this exuberant period in Japanese history that the present book is concerned. Its purpose is to present, against a background of colorful history, the architectural achievements of an elegant age.

In the first part of this book, Mr. Kirby discusses and illustrates the principal forms of castle, shoin, and sukiya architecture that he considers to the most important contributions of the Momoyama period. The second part presents existing examples of Momoyama structures together with a brief section on developments of less importance in religious architecture and construction of an essentially engineering nature. All of these are pictured in a generous selection of excellent photographs accompanied by plans and elevations for a number of the structures discussed.
 

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Sisältö

Measuring gate
15
The Sukiya Teahouse
18
Roof types
20
Entrance porchKangakuin
21
TokonomaKonchiin
22
Windowandshelf alcoveEmmanin
23
Sliding doorsHojo of Nanzenji
24
Nail or bolt coverKangakuin
25
Azuchi Castle
43
Detail of painting by Kano MotonobuHojo of Nanzenji
46
Paintings by Kano TanyuHojo of Nanzenji
47
Azuchi Castle
55
Fushimi Castle
56
5759 The Gate of the Samboin at Daigo 7273
57
6063 The Gate at Nijo Castle 7475
61
6467 The Gate at Toyotomi Jinja 7677
64

Door between porch sectionsEmmanin
26
Sliding shutter doorsNijo Castle
27
ShuttersHojo of Nanzenji
28
RailingsSamboin
29
Paintings Gardens and Gates
33
Covered outside waiting benchZangetsutei
35
Path with steppingstonesShokoken
36
Sword rackShokoken
37
Entrance to large teahouseZangetsutei
38
Teahouse windowShokoken
39
Pillar and wall with open lower sectionShokoken
40
Room for preparing teaShokoken
41
264
67
6875 The Gate at Nishi Honganji 7881
68
Nijo Castle
166
Nagoya Castle 14647
177
Imperial Palaces
179
Jurakudai
196
Independent Structures
234
Other Forms
263
Sanjo Bridge 211
268
List of Other Noteworthy Examples
270
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