"Project Japan" is the product of a long journey by author Graham Cooper. A sustained rolling program relating to contemporary art and architecture in Japan, this project involved over a decade of commitment, more than a dozen research and documentation visits to Japan and the help of an influential network of participants. A full-color introduction to art in the context of architecture; the book includes buildings by such renowned contemporary architects as Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban, Kazuyo Sejima and Yoshio Taniguchi as well as schemes by other leading or emerging architects and artists. "Project Japan" celebrates a special time when artists in Japan regained their self-belief, rediscovering confidence in their own distinctive cultural identity. It also recognizes that traditional buildings, classical gardens and the historic town scape are keys to understanding the current scene.