Kengo Kuma: Complete Works

Kengo Kuma: Complete Works

by Kenneth Frampton


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Kengo Kuma: Complete Works by Kenneth Frampton

A major monograph documenting Kengo Kuma’s interpretations of traditional Japanese architectureThe quintessential Japanese architect of today, Kengo Kuma has forged a modern design language that artfully combines the country’s traditional building crafts with sophisticated technologies and materials. Kenneth Frampton frames Kuma’s work in the context of post-war Japan’s flourishing architecture scene. From his iconicWater/Glass (1995) to the Nezu Museum in Tokyo (2009), each building is presented through descriptive text, newly commissioned photographs, and detailed drawings that reveal the refined architectonic vocabulary that characterizes Kuma’s buildings.Created in collaboration with Kuma, the projects are organized by materials: Water and Glass; Wood; Grass and Bamboo;and Stone, Earth, and Ceramics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500342831
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

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