Japanese Architecture in the Edo Period (The Katsura Imperial Villa)

You are to prepare an illustrated essay that addresses the complex relationships between architecture and its social and political structures. You should approach your research with a clear question and argument and research your topic and case studies accordingly.
Your analysis should show an understanding of:
the chosen projects historical context;
the development of the project (sometimes across a number of periods);
architectural techniques and strategies at work in the chosen project;
the historical significance of the project.

use the Harvard (AGPS) referencing style and make use of a minimum of 7 scholarly sources as part of your essay.