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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Kurokawa, Kishō

Botond Bognar.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 20th-Century Art; East Asian Art. 770 words.

(b Nagoya, April 8, 1934; d Tokyo, Oct 12, 2007).

Japanese architect and writer. He graduated in architecture from Kyoto University in 1957 and continued his studies in the...

Otaka, Masato

Hiroshi Watanabe.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 20th-Century Art; East Asian Art. 263 words.

(b Fukushima Prefect., Sept 8, 1923).

Japanese architect. He graduated in architecture from the University of Tokyo in 1947 and worked in the office of Kunio Maekawa from 1949 to...

Maki, Fumihiko

Jacqueline E. Kestenbaum.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 20th-Century Art; East Asian Art. 394 words.

(b Tokyo, Sept 16, 1928).

Japanese architect, teacher, urban planner and writer. He studied with Kenzō Tange at the University of Tokyo (BArch, 1952), and then studied at the...

Gyantse

Barry Till.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; South and Southeast Asian Art; Buddhist Art; East Asian Art. 897 words.

[rgyal rtse; Gyangzê]

Fourth largest city in Tibet, strategically located between Lhasa and Shigatse along the caravan route to India, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Gyantse is...

Hōryūji

Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Religious Art; Buddhist Art; East Asian Art. 2816 words.

[Hōryū Gakumonji; Wakakusadera; Ikaruga no Tera]

Buddhist temple complex at Ikaruga, Ikoma District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.

Hōryūji is one of the oldest temples...

Tashilhunpo

Barry Till.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Religious Art; Buddhist Art; East Asian Art. 784 words.

[bkra shis lhun po; Zhaxilhünbo]

Monastery complex built over the lower slope of Mt Drolma (Tara), south-west of the city of Shigatse (Xigazê), Tibet. Tashilhunpo is one of...

Tatsuno, Kingo

Hiroyuki Suzuki.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; East Asian Art. 292 words.

(b Karatsu Prov. [now Saga Prefect.], Aug 22, 1854; d Tokyo, March 25, 1919).

Japanese architect. He studied architecture under Josiah Conder at the Imperial College of...

Arai, Alberto T.

Kathryn O'Rourke and Ramón Vargas.

in Oxford Art Online

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; History of Art; Latin American and Caribbean Art; 20th-Century Art; East Asian Art. 304 words.

(b Mexico City, Mar 29, 1915; d Mexico City, May 25, 1959).

Mexican architect, theorist, and writer, of Japanese descent. The son of a Japanese ambassador in Mexico, he studied...

Kongōbuji

Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 19th-Century Art; Religious Art; Buddhist Art; 20th-Century Art; East Asian Art. 1559 words.

[Kōya, Mt; Kōyasan; Kōyasanji; Kōyasan Kongōbuji]

Japanese Buddhist temple and shrine complex in Ito district, Wakayama Prefecture. Lying about 70 km south of Osaka on Mt Kōya...

Eiheiji

Dennis Lishka.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 19th-Century Art; Religious Art; Buddhist Art; 20th-Century Art; East Asian Art. 957 words.

Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery of the Sōtō sect, in Fukui Prefecture. Eiheiji’s significance derives largely from the place in the history of Japanese Buddhism of its founder, Dōgen...