Kurokawa explained that the attention paid to detail in Japanese work derived essentially from the typical attempt to express individuality and expertise. In Japan the execution of details was a process of working not from the whole to the parts but from the parts to the whole. Every wood connection in a house was carefully crafted from the inside out. Japan is a country that moved from a non-industrial country to a fully industrial nation in less than 50 years, during the Meiji revolution. This sharp jump from producing goods by craftsmen to industrially realized production was so rapid that the deep-rooted tradition of fine craftsmanship as a statement of the creator did not disappear. As a result, the Japanese maker continues to be instilled with a fastidious preoccupation for fine details, which can be seen in contemporary architecture, art and industry. The attention to detail, an integral part of Japan’s tradition, forms a uniquely indigenous aesthetic.
Kisho Kurokawa : Architecture et Design
Artiste complet, graveur, sculpteur et concepteur de mobilier, il est l’architecte de villes nouvelles en Lybie, d’un opéra en Bulgarie, de musées et d’hôtels avant-gardistes comme la tour à capsules Nakagin à Tokyo.
Fondateur en 1958 du Mouvement métaboliste, son credo est celui d’un architecte humaniste.
Catalogue de l’exposition organisée par l’Institut Français d’Architecture.
- Pages 125
- PublisherEditeurMoniteur, 1982
- SizeDimention22 x 24 cm
- ConditionÉtat Good conditionBon état