The Yoshinobu Ashihara Architectural Archives: Dreaming Modernism
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Designer of Komazawa Park's gymnasium and tower, the Sony Building and the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Modernist architect Yoshinobu Ashihara (1918-2003) may have been somewhat overshadowed by his contemporaries Kunio Maekawa and Kenzo Tange, but nonetheless left an indelible mark on his native Tokyo. Composed mainly of drawings, photos and models, this display draws on Musashino Art University's Yoshinobu Ashihara Architectural Archives collection in presenting 11 of Ashihara's most notable works. Also exhibiting reference materials from the architect's days at Harvard, digital data on all 300 of his designs, timelapse photos and more, the university museum is offering a truly comprehensive look at this Showa titan's career.