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|Description||Based around an interview with Tadao Ando, this book explores the influence of the Buddhist concept of thingness on Ando's Christian architecture, and sheds new light on the cultural significance of the buildings of one of the world's leading contemporary architects. Specifically, this book situates Ando's churches, particularly his world-rewned Church of the Light (1989), within the legacy of thingness expounded by Kitaro Nishida (1870-1945), the father of the Kyoto Philosophical School. Linking Ando's Christian architecture with a philosophy originating in Mahayana Buddhism illuminates the relationship between the two religious systems, as well as tying Ando's architecture to the influence of Nishida on post-war Japanese art and culture.|
|Author Biography||Jin Baek is Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include the cross-cultural issues between East Asia and the West in architecture and urbanism.|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Date of Publication||12/06/2009|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||96352788|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Content Note||75 black & white halftones, 7 black & white line drawings|
|Format Details||B-format paperback|
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