Tokyo A Cultural History
Oxford University Press, 1 jun. 2009 - 288 páginas
Tokyo seems like an ultra modern--even postmodern--city, with its inventive skyscrapers and digitized surfaces. But it is also a city where past, present, and future coexist--where backstreets both inspire science fiction and host wooden temples, fox shrines, and Buddhist statues that evoke past ages. In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel, when it was known as Edo, through the rise of a merchant class who transformed the town into a center for art, to the emergence of modern Tokyo. Mansfield traces a city of print masters, Kabuki theater, novelists and great architecture, which has overcome many disasters, from the 1923 earthquake through the fire-bombings of World War II to the 1995 subway gas attacks.
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EDO CULTURE THE FLOWERING MARGINS 16381707
THE RIPENING CITY 17071868
MEIJI IMPERIUM 18681912
TAISHO STYLE 19121926
A TIME OF CALAMITIES 19231945
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