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ARCHITECTURE VISUALS 5
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MOMOYAMA CASTLES AND ART
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Himeji Castle, main keep
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Himeji castle keep, side view. See LaPlante 26.1. The b view is from the opposite direction as this.
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Ground plan of Himeji castle showing the castle proper and then outside its moat the other areas and their moats. The retainers of the feudal lord (Daimyo) lived in these areas. See LaPlante 26.2.
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Two views of the structural supports of the Himeji castle. Compare with LaPlante 26.2b. Note also the square windows from which weapons may be fired at intruders, also the Spartan nature of the interior.
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“Cyprus Trees,” a typical Momoyama style painting showing a gold
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Unformatted text preview: background and then heavy pigment on top. This is a folding screen. Gold background continued as a prominent feature of later art. See LaPlante 26.3. Two more examples of Momoyama style of art with the gold background and the heavy use of pigment. Both are from screens. Note the detail and the extensive use of color, both traits of the exuberant outlook of this period. Alcove of the Tai-an tearoom at Myoki-an. See LaPlante 26.5. The alcove seen here is where a host would display a scroll and flower arrangement he thinks the guest would appreciate....
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