Koolhaas/Obrist. Project Japan
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Koolhaas/Obrist. Project Japan


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Project Japan features hundreds of fantastic never-before-seen images that tell the 20th Century history of Japan through its architecture.

Between 2005 and 2011, architect Rem Koolhaas and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewed the surviving members of Metabolism―the first non-Western avant-garde, launched in Tokyo in 1960, in the midst of Japan’s postwar miracle. Project Japan features hundreds of never-before-seen images―master plans from Manchuria to Tokyo, intimate snapshots of the Metabolists at work and play, architectural models, magazine excerpts, and astonishing sci-fi urban visions―telling the 20th-century history of Japan through its architecture.

Extensive interviews with Arata Isozaki, Toshiko Kato, Kiyonori Kikutake, Noboru Kawazoe, Fumihiko Maki, Kisho Kurokawa, Kenji Ekuan, Atsushi Shimokobe, and Takako and Noritaka Tange.

Hundreds of never-before-seen images, architectural models, and magazine excerpts.


Pages: 720

Dimensions: 17.3 x 4.3 x 23.5 cm