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Kazuo Shinohara: On the Threshold of Space-Making

Christian Kerez and Seng Kuan

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 200

  • Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

  • Date Published: Nov 2017

  • Stock Code: 90979

  • ISBN: 9783037785331

  • Binding: Hardback

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One of the greatest and most influential architects of Japan's post-war generation, Shinohara Kazuo (1925-2006) has remained virtually unknown outside the small community of devoted followers. As one of the leaders of architectural movement Metabolism, Shinohara achieved cult- gure stature with sublimely beautiful, purist houses that break away from Japan's post-war suburban architecture.

Perhaps the most iconic of Shinohara's works, House of White (1964-66), rearranges a familiar design palette-a square plan, a pointed roof, white walls, and a symbolic heart pillar-to give the almost oceanic spaciousness through abstraction. The underlying formalism in Shinohara's architecture-its basic explorations of geometry and colour-lends his work a poetic quality that fuses simplicity and surprise, the ordered and the unexpected.

This volume brings together new scholarship from the foremost specialists on Shinohara and Japan's modern architecture. New perspectives and historical frameworks range from the development of the small house as a building type in post-war Japan to Shinohara's engagement with French critical theory. Hitherto unpublished archival drawings and personal travel photographs by Shinohara complement the essays.

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