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By Philip Jodidio

ISBN-10: 3822839884

ISBN-13: 9783822839881

TASCHEN’s new structure sequence brings a distinct standpoint to global structure, highlighting architectural tendencies through state. every one e-book gains 15 to twenty architects—from the firmly confirmed to the up-and-coming—with the point of interest on how they've got contributed to very fresh structure within the selected country. Entries comprise touch details and brief biographies as well as copiously illustrated descriptions of the architects’ or firms’ most vital contemporary tasks. Crossing the globe from state to kingdom, this new sequence celebrates the richly hued architectural character of every kingdom featured.

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Top 10 Cultural Phenomena ! Hello Kitty @ Cosplay Cosu-pure, or costume Youth in Goth attire, Harajuku during the afternoon along the sidewalk between the park and Olympic pavilions (see p47). Crossing * Hachiko A battery of neon and liquid crystal transmits endless streams of commercial messaging and colors across the buildings in this fashion town. The central panel, Q-Front, is the largest video screen in Tokyo. d Map A4–6, B4–6 • Shibuya station north exit, Shibuya-ku Anime Center ( Tokyo Japan’s largest anime center is devoted to promoting anime films, games, and character products.

D Map D2 • Tokyo International Exhibition Centre, 321-2 Ariake, Koto-key • 5530-1111 • Adm @ Takeshita-dori Packed with garish boutiques, subculture junk, cutesy accessories, lurid kitsch, and fetish costumery, this loud, abrasive, fun street is preferred by Japanese extreme youth. d Map B5 • Takeshita-dori, Shibuya-ku Gai # Center A bustling pedestrian street crammed with inexpensive bars, cafés, and restaurants, as well as stores selling a wide range of music records, cell phones, clothes, and jewelry, Center Gai is the epicenter of Japanese youth culture.

The 1896 building stands on the old site of the shogunate’s former mints. A guided tour in English introduces the structure, as well as its history and presentday function (see p68). Pennsylvanian country styles. Original features include coffered wood ceilings, stone fireplaces, parquet flooring, and Japan’s first Western-style toilet. d Map F2 • 1-3-45 Ikenohata, Taito-ku • 3823-8033 • Open 9am–5pm • Adm Temple $ Gokoku-ji The temple grounds have some interesting features, including a Crafts Gallery belfry and a rare twoThe finely finished, story pagoda.

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