Minka 1955 - Japanese Traditional Houses

japanese architecture

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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General Fields

  • : 9784871404938
  • : ADA Editors
  • : ADA Editors
  • : October 2012
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 144