Show simple item record

dc.creatorChoi, Don H.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-09T18:15:53Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-09T18:15:53Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13707
dc.description.abstract Architectural knowledge of Japan, although often implicitly considered to be objective, is the product of personal, political, and subjective circumstances. Ralph Adams Cram's works and writings suggest that the dominant American attitudes depended on the Orientalist assumption of the essential difference between East and West, the textual treatment of Japan, and American political hegemony. The critical reaction of the work of Greene & Greene reveals that early twentieth-century American knowledge of Japanese architecture was extremely cursory and heavily stereotyped by Arts and Crafts filters. Frank Lloyd Wright's writings suggest that his attitudes were originally derived from the same context as Cram's, but from this Orientalist base he created a complex and frequently contradictory architectural and cultural understanding of Japan. The work of all of these architects implies that American architectural knowledge of Japan is tightly confined by Orientalist assumptions and narrow, Western architectural frameworks.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAmerican studies
dc.title Slanty-eyed architecture?: Orientalism and Japanism in the works and writings of Ralph Adams Cram, Greene & Greene, and Frank Lloyd Wright
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Choi, Don H.. "Slanty-eyed architecture?: Orientalism and Japanism in the works and writings of Ralph Adams Cram, Greene & Greene, and Frank Lloyd Wright." (1993) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13707.


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record