Meiji Revisited: the Sites of Victorian Japan

By: Finn, Dallas

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This is a beautiful cloth-bound volume. During the Meiji period (1868-1912) the Japanese laid the foundations for what is now the most advanced nation in Asia. Like Victorian Britian, a potent model, Meiji Japan was characterized by faith in progress, civilization and the growth of empire. The architecture and feats of engineering described and illustrated in this volume stand as monuments to the dynamism and ambitions of the age, and to Japan's transformation from an isolated feudal society into a modern and remarkable cosmopolitan nationan-state. Factories and schools, palaces and prisons, private homes, churches, hospitals, railways, canals, bridges, shipyards, parks, and museums are presented with careful attention to both the nuances of their design and construction and their broader significance to the people who built and used them. Includes a guide to Meiji sites and an extensive index. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall; BIBLIO

Title: Meiji Revisited: the Sites of Victorian Japan

Author: Finn, Dallas

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs, Drawings

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Weatherhill: 1995

ISBN: 0834802880

ISBN 13: 9780834802889

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 002650

Keywords: Japan History Victorian Architecture Politics Modern Asia Progress Civilization Empire Engineering 27 22,