New in paperback
A major overview of Japanese residential architecture of the past decade, now available in paperback. Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. He is the author of numerous books, including monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid.
Over 500 illustrations 28.0 x 20.3 cm 288pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 293232 January £24.95
The Japanese House Reinvented Philip Jodidio
Japanese architects have to contend with very particular constraints, from tiny plots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats. Their ingenious solutions to the creation of space and stable structures, combined with their close attention to materials, technology and natural light, have resulted in homes that are admired around the world. This overview of fifty recently built Japanese houses includes works by three Pritzker Prize winners – Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban and Kazuyo Sejima – as well as lesser known but no less exciting up-and-coming architects. Each house is clearly illustrated in crisp colour photographs and plans, and accompanied by texts from Philip Jodidio, the internationally renowned critic. It is a powerful demonstration of Japan’s enduring commitment to design innovation, and confirms contemporary Japanese architecture as a substantial force on the international scene.