Historical Cities and Post-Modern Architecture. The Rebirth of Machiya in Kyoto: From Moneyland to Loveland

Ueda, Atsushi (1987) Historical Cities and Post-Modern Architecture. The Rebirth of Machiya in Kyoto: From Moneyland to Loveland. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 815-820. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

Kyoto is an old city with 1000 years of history, but her shape is being transfigured by the redevelopment of the cities which has accompanied the high level economic growth of the 1960's and 70's. So-called "modernization" is continuing. In the realm of architecture, the long, narrow machiya lots (commonly called "eels' bedrooms", each lot is a strip of land) are being bundled together into carpets on which giant boxes are placed. In the process, the shape of the city is changing from its former, traditional Japanese style to that of an ordinary modern city.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
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Ueda, AtsushiUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town; urban planning; urban renewal; modernization; public awareness; post-modern architecture
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Machiya, Kyoto, Japan
UNESCO WHC Number: 688
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2011 09:13
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/782

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