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KENZO TANGE: ARCHITECTURE FOR THE WORLD
Ed. Seng Kuan, Yukio Lippit, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Lars Muller, 2012
Hardcover
192 pages
186 illustrations
ISBN: 9783037783108

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Kenzō Tange (1913-2005) is a peerless figure among twentieth-century Japanese architects, unmatched in his talent, influence, and versatility. A leading force of the Metabolist movement, he was the first non-Western architect whose works would be embraced as universal in value.

Case studies on celebrated works—Hiroshima, Tokyo Bay Plan, and Yoyogi Stadiums—clarify Tange's wide-ranging interests and design methodology. Abundantly illustrated with archival drawings and period photographs, this volume provides fresh and compelling perspectives on the practices, discourses, and production contexts of Tange's work as well as the architecture and urbanism of postwar Japan. Kenzō Tange—Architecture for the World represents the most serious and comprehensive reassessment of Tange in the English language in decades.

 

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