Photographer, writer, film-maker, curator, musician. Roland Hagenberg is a man hard to define. He has been a constant observer and participant in global cultural scenes for decades, and especially in Japan has become synonymous with deft and insightful analysis of architectural bravado. His interest and profiling of Japanese architects has been shaped over the course of many years and in-depth, personal relations with the designers, culminating in the 24 bilingual interviews and essays included in this volume.
A must for anyone enthusiastic about Tokyo and Japanese design and architecture, and illustrated throughout with Hagenberg's masterful and catching photography, interviewees featured include such famed and acclaimed figures as Tadao Ando, Arata Isozaki, Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA), Kengo Kuma, Kenzo Tange, Sou Fujimoto, and many more.
24 Architects in Japan by Roland Hagenberg features:
- Interviews, essays and photograpss of 24 leading architects in Japan and their work
- Conversations with: Tadao Ando, Jun Aoki, Shigeru Ban, Hiroshi Hara, Itsuko Hasegawa, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Kisho Kurokawa, Fumihiko Maki, Hiroshi Naito, Kazuyo Sejima/Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA), Kenzo Tange/Noritaka Tange, Terunobu Fujimori, Kiyonori Kikutake, Kazunari Sakamoto, Yasuhiro Yamashita, Mark Dytham & Astrid Klein, Takahara Tezuka, Sou Fujimoto, Naoki Iijima
- Language: English/Japanese
- 392 pages
- Publisher: Kashiwa Shobo (June 2011)