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Tokyo: A Spatial Anthropology


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Foreword, by Richard Bender Preface Introduction 1. The High City: Surface and Depths 2. The Cosmology of a City of Water 3. The Rhetoric of the Modern City 4. Modernism and Its Urban Forms Afterword Notes Index

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Jinnai Hidenobu is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Hosei University in Tokyo.


"It was a particular pleasure to discover "Tokyo: A Spatial Anthropology, for Jinnai's book is precisely a guide to Tokyo-literacy. By this, I do not mean that it is a conventional guidebook. . . . Rather, it is a book about the historical and social logic of Tokyo: a compelling exploration of the reasons why the city acquired is present shape. . . . "Tokyo: A Spatial Anthropology is very obviously a labor of love; its style overflows with enthusiasm at the wonders to the city. . . . An original, readable, and fascinating book."--Tessa Morris-Suzuki, "Journal of Asian Studies

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