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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4770030541
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770030542
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.7 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An essential guide for everyone who wants to see this city through fresh eyes."
-- Adrian Favell, ART-iT magazine

"A fine introduction to one of the world's most glorious cityscapes."
--Wallpaper* magazine

"The ultimate guide to the best of Tokyo's buildings erected after 1990."
--David W. Marx, CNNGo

"Beautiful... a lively guide to new buildings in the capital for visitors."
--Icon magazine

"One of our favorite books of 2010." 
--Stephen Mansfield, Books Page, The Japan Times

"A concise yet provocative overview... carefully researched, finely detailed, and affectionate toward its subject."
(Architectural Record)

"Places a megalopolis under scrutiny to capture an era in an A5-sized format. Definitive and nimble."
(Architecture Australia)

"Makes Tokyo tantalizingly visceral and appealing. Inspirational for anyone that is interested in 21st century Asia and its new guiding lights."

About the Author

JULIAN WORRALL is a licensed architect, architectural and urban historian, and a widely published critic. He is currently Assistant Professor of Architecture at Waseda University in Tokyo. He writes regularly on architecture for a variety of publications.

EREZ GOLANI SOLOMON holds a Ph. D. in architecture from the University of Tokyo. He teaches urban theory and architectural design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and at Waseda University.

Photographer JOSHUA LIEBERMAN's assignments have taken him to Dubai, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, with commissions ranging from architectural magazine editorials to luxury hotel advertising campaigns.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hana Primak on November 13, 2010
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This book is comprehensive and updated. I waited for it for a long time as I'm fond of Architecture. I will surely use it on my next trip to Tokyo. I strongly recommend.
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