Offering Asian insights Shaking the Foundations: Japanese Architects in Dialogue Edited by Christopher Knabe and Joerg Rainer Noennig. Prestel, 1999. 160pp. £19.95. (Distributor 01403 710851)
When the inevitable backlash comes against the cult of Koolhaas, one of the charges against him will be that his polemic about Asian architecture and urbanism is based on a shaky understanding of the countries involved. Koolhaas will no doubt be accused of creating a modern form of what Edward Said termed 'Orientalism'; that is, the tendency to impose a Western construct on Eastern cultures.
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