copertina di Minka 1955

A.D.A. Edita Tokyo Co.

Minka 1955: Japanese Traditional Houses

a cura di Yukio Futagawa

Born from his fascination with ancient architecture and a personal rediscovery of its beauty through materials such as wood, stone, earth and thatch, the aspiring architecture student Yukio Futagawa set out in the mid-1950s to photograph ‘minka’, the traditional rural houses of Japan. This experience would be instrumental in shifting his life’s work toward photographing rather than creating architecture. This large-format compendium of Futagawa’s images of villages and homes captures not only the sequence of history but also the essence of Japanese culture at a time when much of the country remained agrarian, not yet subjected to more recent, rapid modernisation.

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* > Edited and Photographed by Yukio Futagawa

Veste editoriale: Brossura
Formato: 26x36
Pagine: 144
Lingua: J-GB
Anno: 2012
ISBN: 9784871404921