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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This informative and beautifully illustrated book showcases projects of all
types, sizes and budgets from the last decade in Japan, and includes museums,
private houses, schools, shops, hospitals, airports and chapels. Both
cutting-edge, emerging young practices - such as Sou Fijimoto and Junya
Ishigami - and established, internationally known architects - among them Toyo
Ito, Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma and SANAA - are featured, as are international
practices working in Japan (such as Rogers Stirk Harbour, Foster + Partners and
Herzog & de Meuron). Stunning images by leading architectural photographer
Edmund Sumner are accompanied by accessible critical texts and drawings. This
illuminating survey is essential not just for architects and designers but also
for anyone fascinated by Japan's unique - and increasing - influence on