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視覚文化 ● Visual Culture

Visual forms of representation in Japan are discussed in relation to urbanism


Toyo Ito

Questions and Lessons: Koji Taki’s Photographs of White U

Koji Taki, who exerted a tremendous influence on Japanese architects today as a critic, also left a significant trace as a photographer. Some of the canonical photos of Kazuo Shinohara’s and Toyo Ito’s projects are Taki’s work, yet his photography has somehow evaded systematic research or discussion to date. Here is a groundbreaking discourse by Toyo Ito, moved by Taki’s photographs to question the relationship of architecture and the urban context.