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Kazuo Shinohara: Complete Works in Original Publications

Reviewed by Jon Leon     Post-war Japanese architect Kazuo Shinohara (1925-2006) has proven to be a great interpreter of his own work. Known as much for his architectural theory and as an educator at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (where he gave birth to the “Shinohara School”) as he is known for his houses, Shinohara’s work is often described by himself and other critics as being “phasic.”   The present volume notes a continuum of four distinct styles, each one building on its predecessor while adding to the architect’s mythic reputation. In the numerous, rigorously controlled texts that accompany…