GLASS / WOOD

Erieta Attali on Kengo Kuma

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GLASS / WOOD
Erieta Attali on Kengo Kuma

Graphic design by Kenya Hara, text(s) by Erieta Attali, Kengo Kuma, Alessio Assonitis, Susan Leaming Pollish, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Joan Ockman, Ariel Genadt, photographs by Erieta Attali

English

2015. 120 pp., 66 ills.

hardcover

25.80 x 30.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4086-9

The Glass/Wood House, transcendental architecture reduced to the max

A unique gem of a book, produced to the highest standards

Kengo Kuma (*1954) and Erieta Attali (*1966) complement one another perfectly in terms of their artistic statement: both of them focus on the inclusion of the landscape. It is not the architecture as such that plays the primary role but the way it communicates with the outside, the surrounding world. Details from nature and the intricate connection of interior with exterior space characterize the photographs by the first-class photographer Erieta Attali. In his unique works, Kengo Kuma combines Japanese traditions in architecture with those of Modern architecture. His architecture constitutes a bridge where the individual and nature meet. Kuma became famous in the West for his sensitive extension to a mid-century icon in New Canaan, Connecticut, which this exquisite monograph insightfully discusses and portrays.

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