Castles Of The Samurai: Power And Beauty (Hardback)
  • Castles Of The Samurai: Power And Beauty (Hardback)

Castles Of The Samurai: Power And Beauty (Hardback)

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Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 12/04/2013
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The Castles of Japan are both technical and aesthetic marvels. They are technical marvels in that they are perfectly suited to their roles of defensive fortresses and administrative centers in time of war. They are aesthetic marvels in that every curve and line reflects an extraordinary sense of beauty. How these castles came about, how they were built, and what their ultimate fate was, all this is depicted in sensitive prose and eye-opening photography.
The book is divided into four parts. The first deals with the question of who built these castles and why, taking a

Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
ISBN: 9781568365121
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 618 g
Dimensions: 265 x 200 x 15 mm

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