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Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tomoyuki Sakakida: Old Is New

Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tomoyuki Sakakida: Old Is New

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Old Is New explores the art, architecture, archaeological philosophy, and contemporary practice of the New Material Research Laboratory. This visually stunning book showcases the laboratory's projects, providing insights into the selection of materials and their significance in each design. The photographs are not merely documentation but also compositions, striking a balance between the present and the past.

The book's primary texts are written by Sugimoto and Sakakida, who discuss their practice and approach, while additional contributions delve into the origins of the laboratory's design ethos rooted in Japanese tradition and aesthetics, providing historical context. An annotated index of materials and classical Japanese techniques, drawn from the laboratory's research, is also included. Whether you are interested in architecture, design, or Japanese culture, this book is a must-read.









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Illustrations202 Illustrations

Pages400 pp



Size170 x 230 mm

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