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Title:Project Japan. Metabolism Talks...
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Rem Koolhaas, Hans Ulrich Obrist
Publisher:Taschen
ISBN:3836525089
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Number of Pages:684
Category:Architecture, Design, Non fiction, Art, Japan, Urban

Project Japan. Metabolism Talks... by Rem Koolhaas, Hans Ulrich Obrist

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Project Japan. Metabolism Talks... div p p Back to the future b Visionary architecture in postwar Japan b .

Once there was a nation that went to war but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished For a group of apprentice architects artists and designers led by a visionary the dire situation of their country was not an obstacle but an inspiration to plan and think although they were very different characters the architects worked closely together to realize their dreams staunchly supported by a super creative bureaucracy and an activist state after years of incubation they surprised the world with a new architecture Metabolism that proposed a radical makeover of the entire land Then newspapers magazines and TV turned the architects into heroes thinkers and doers thoroughly modern men Through sheer hard work discipline and the integration of all forms of creativity their country Japan became a shining example when the oil crisis initiated the end of the West the architects of Japan spread out over the world to define the contours of a post Western aesthetic Rem Koolhaas Hans Ulrich Obrist .

Between and architect b Rem Koolhaas and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewed the surviving members of Metabolism b the first non western avant garde launched in Tokyo in in the midst of Japan s postwar miracle i Project Japan i 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 b telling the th century history of Japan through its architecture b from the i tabula rasa i of a colonized Manchuria in the s to a devastated Japan after the war the establishment of Metabolism at the World Design Conference in Tokoy to the rise of Kisho Kurokawa as the first celebrity architect to the apotheosis of Metabolism at Expo in Osaka and its expansion into the Middle East and Africa in the s The result is a vivid documentary of the last moment when architecture was a public rather than a private affair p p div

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