The Resource Samurai castles : history, architecture, visitors' guides, Jennifer Mitchelhill ; photos by David Green

Samurai castles : history, architecture, visitors' guides, Jennifer Mitchelhill ; photos by David Green

Label
Samurai castles : history, architecture, visitors' guides
Title
Samurai castles
Title remainder
history, architecture, visitors' guides
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Mitchelhill ; photos by David Green
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Samurai Castles features hundreds of stunning color photographs and little-known details about the most important and well-preserved Samurai castles in Japan, including their history, design and military features. Japan's ancient castles provide profound insights into the country's compelling military history. Discover the secrets of Japan's feudal past by exploring the most famous castles of the Samurai era. The enormous stone walls, multi-level towers, and sophisticated defense systems are not merely impressive fortresses, but spectacular works of Japanese architecture, constructed without the use of steel or modern equipment. These monumental structures fulfilled a need for protection without sacrificing aesthetic values. Understanding the cultural contexts of these Samurai castles helps create a better understanding of Japanese culture today. In this fascinating Japanese castle book, you will discover the rich history and creators of famous castles such as Himeji, Osaka, and Nijo that you would otherwise need to travel to Japan to experience in person. Chronicling the story of each building conveys a greater understanding of how and why they were built, and identifies their unique features for historians, architecture aficionados, world travelers, and Japanophiles alike. With over two hundred color images, numerous diagrams, maps, and detailed descriptions, Samurai Castles is the most comprehensive Japanese history book on this intriguing topic
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchelhill, Jennifer
Dewey number
728.81
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA7757
LC item number
.M57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/photographerexpression
h5sxE0UxUa4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castles
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Castles
  • Civilization
  • Travel
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Samurai castles : history, architecture, visitors' guides, Jennifer Mitchelhill ; photos by David Green
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9784805313879
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1041124268
  • 1716861
  • (OCoLC)on1041124268
Label
Samurai castles : history, architecture, visitors' guides, Jennifer Mitchelhill ; photos by David Green
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9784805313879
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1041124268
  • 1716861
  • (OCoLC)on1041124268

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