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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Architecture

Sub-Genre: Individual Architects & Firms

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Book theme: Monographs

Author: Kenneth Frampton

Language: English

Street Date: April 1, 2013
TCIN: 77523071
UPC: 9780500342831
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-4557

Description

The quintessential Japanese architect of today, Kengo Kuma has forged a modern design language that artfully combines the country's traditional building crafts with sophisticated technologies and materials. Kenneth Frampton frames Kuma's work in the context of post-war Japan's flourishing architecture scene. From his iconic Water/Glass (1995) to the Nezu Museum in Tokyo (2009), each building is presented through descriptive text, newly commissioned photographs, and detailed drawings that reveal the refined architectonic vocabulary that characterizes Kuma's buildings.

Created in collaboration with Kuma, the projects are organized by materials: Water and Glass; Wood; Grass and Bamboo; and Stone, Earth, and Ceramics.

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