Japan: 3 Generations of Avant-Garde Architects (1989)

Japan's establishment as an economic superpower led to a Golden Age of Japanese architecture. Six innovators stand out particularly, fusing Japanese traditions with modern materials and technology.

Director:

Michael Blackwood

Writer:

Kenneth Frampton (narration written by)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tadao Andô Tadao Andô ... Himself (as Tadao Ando)
Kenneth Frampton Kenneth Frampton ... Himself
Itsuko Hasegawa Itsuko Hasegawa ... Herself
Arata Isozaki Arata Isozaki ... Himself
Toyo Ito Toyo Ito ... Himself
Fumihiko Maki Fumihiko Maki ... Himself
Kasuo Shinohara Kasuo Shinohara ... Himself
Kenzo Tange Kenzo Tange ... Himself
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Storyline

In an examination of Modernism, Japan: 3 Generations of Avant-Garde Architects studies seven innovative minds who fuse Japanese traditions with modern materials and technology. Bonded by a belief in architectural savagery and brute minimalism, Itsuko Hasegawa, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando, Kasuo Shinohara, Fumihiko Maki, and Kenzo Tange shine in this Golden Age of Japanese architecture. Written by Michael Blackwood Productions

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

1989 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Color
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Kasuo Shinohara: I am trying to envision a house made up of sign-like language, naked things, machines and savagery. I want to believe that this approach contains the seed of a new theory of building, but instead it may be oriented towards disintegration.
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