Tange by Tange 1949-1959 / Kenzo Tange as Seen Through the Eyes of Kenzo Tange

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Tange by Tange 1949-1959 / Kenzo Tange as Seen Through the Eyes of Kenzo Tange

Marking ten years since the passing of Kenzo Tange, one of Japan's leading postwar architects, this exhibition focuses on his activities from 1949 to 1959, beginning with the start of his debut project, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Also tracing the completion of the Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall, an early representative work, the show displays the buildings through 35mm contact sheets of photos Tange took himself. Besides photographing the buildings he designed, Tange also shot traditional Japanese architecture such as the Katsura Imperial Villa and Kyoto's Ryoanji, and took pictures of Le Corbusier's works and of colleagues he met while travelling overseas. Providing insight into how the young Tange viewed and thought about architecture, the exhibit is a detailed testimony of his activities during these formative years.

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