According to Frédéric Migayrou, the history of Japanese architecture has seen a permanent tension between the impossible reconstruction of tradition and the unceasing assimilation of modernity. Although having one of the most active international architecture scenes since World War II, a comprehensive overview of Japanese architectural creation from the post-war years has been lacking until now. This catalogue, brimming with archive materials like sketches and models, is published with the eponymous exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, which intends to stimulate a broader appreciation for these masterful works, ensuring their preservation.
Tokyo, 2015. 30x22cm, illustrated, 224pp, paperback.