The twelfth instalment of the Contemporary Architects Concept Series focuses on cartographer and landscape architect Hajime Ishikawa, who structures his ideas around the keyword scale. The topics in each chapter are therefore ordered from a wide to a local scale. Variations of the perception of scale allow for a more flexible conception of, for example, what defines a garden, or what can be made visible through both a wider context and closer examination. Using these methods, the chapters investigate topography, maps, time, boundaries and gardens.
Text in English and Japanese.
Tokyo, 2013, 21 x 15 cm, illustrated, 143pp. Paperback.