"Remembrances of Places Past: Japanese Architectural Photography from the 19th to the 21st Century" Exhibition
This event has ended.
We often experience architecture and the renovations to it through photographs because buildings cannot be moved easily and are often demolished with time. Architectural photographs allow many viewers to experience an architectural work by reflecting the ideas of the architect, and at times sheds light on hidden aspects of a building also. This exhibition features commemorative architectural photographs taken during the Meiji era and photographs of pre-construction models in a 7-part show, comprising approximately 400 works.
Lectures (In the Shinkan Main Hall. Doors open at 13:30.)
-February 16th (Sat), 14:00-15:30
Lecturers: Naoya Hatakemaya (photographer) x Toyohiko Furubayashi (Toyo Ito Architectural Office)
-March 8th (Sat), 14:00-15:30
Lecturer: Hiroshi Matsukuma (Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Subject: "Architectural Photographs as Heritage"
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From 2008-01-26 To 2008-03-31
fotografía arquitectónica japonesa
Capturing fleeting forms
By Michael Dunn
Special to The Japan Times
Even Kyoto — spared the Allies' bombs in World War II — has been almost completely ruined thanks to the Marx-inspired bureaucrats who in their wisdom dish out building permits. Thousands of old town houses traditionally designed for comfort in all seasons were destroyed throughout the 1970s and '80s, to be replaced with junk buildings only habitable for much of the year due to air conditioning and central heating ...