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CELESTIAL GARDENS - KYOTO IMPERIAL PALACE AND GARDENS

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Publication Date: 
February 25, 2017
Format: 
Hardcover
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Trim Size: 
14.57in. x 1in. x 1in.
ISBN: 
9784871404969
About This Item: 
Yukio Futagawa's pursuit of documenting spaces and shapes of Japanese architecture since the 1950s has been taken over today in the form of the creation of a comprehensive beauty that embraces the seasonal aspects of nature. 60 years in gestation, this compilation is a culmination of his last efforts coupled with enthusiastic applications of new visual technologies. Captured here are spaces of Imperial gardens and architectures like 'no one has ever seen' that approach the spirit of modernity in Japanese architecture. Photographer and publishing house representative, Yukio Futagawa made his debut with MINKA photographing the Japanese landscape and villages and traditional houses across the country that were already on the brink of extinction in the 1950s, which won him overseas acclaim. Since then his activities expanded to the world, he is known for being among the best in the world at seizing and expressing the beauty and riches of contemporary architecture that he came to publish as the GA (Global Architecture) series. At the turn of the 21st century Futagawa called on his years of experience and new technologies to resume his attempt at capturing the root of architectural art, which is, according to Futagawa, the undoubted spatial essence that has been inherited to the Japanese contemporary architecture. Authorized shootings of Shugakuin and Katsura Imperial Villas and Sento and Kyoto Imperial Palaces in their seasons as well as on a rare occasion under the moon were made possible by a full cooperation from the Imperial Household Agency: the collection is exclusively composed of photographs of Imperial architectures and gardens. Presented here is a vision that is decidedly different from any other existing photos of these gardens. What you will find is the beauty of spaces 'like no one has ever seen' through the eyes of a master who has witnessed everything around the globe for 60 years.
$309.50
Binding: 
Hardcover

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