Docomomo Japan
Une Architecture Pour L´Homme: Junzo Sakakura in Architectural Documents
DATE: 23/2/2014
Contemporary Japanese architecture has for the past fifty years been heavily influenced by the industrial materials and pared-down style of modernism, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Junzo Sakakura (1901-1969) traveled to Paris to study with him for five years in the 1930s, then brought what he learned back home to Japan. One of his most acclaimed works was the 1951 Museum of Modern Art in Kamakura, a floating white square perched over the sea. This explores his development of that and other designs through photographs, drawings, and other materials from the archive.

Open 9:39-16:30, closed Dec. 29 – Jan. 3. Reservations are required to view just the exhibit, which is an option on weekdays; admission is free. Reservations not required if you purchase a 400 yen ticket to see the adjacent Kyu-Iwasaki-Tei Garden.

11.27.2013 - 02.23.2014
WhereNational Archives of Modern ArchitectureTokyo
OrganizerAgency of Cultural Affairs

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