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'Lars Muller: Books Analogue Reality'

Aug 4, 2015

'Lars Muller: Books Analogue Reality'

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Aug. 4-26 With e-books becoming a standard way of reading, Ginza Graphic Gallery laments the analog by extolling the aesthetic virtues of hardcover books. Switzerland-based designer Lars Muller has always believed books have great value as objects. In 1983, he founded the Lars Muller ...

'Jun Imajo: Pastel Wind'

Aug 4, 2015

'Jun Imajo: Pastel Wind'

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July 31-Aug. 19 When asked about the works in his current show, photographer Jun Imajo said: “The cityscape was so colorful, it looked like an illustration create with color pencils.” These photographs, which look a little like pastel drawings, were taken during a trip ...

'Oscar Niemeyer: The Man Who Built Brasilia'

Jul 7, 2015

'Oscar Niemeyer: The Man Who Built Brasilia'

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July 18-Oct.12. Even before he could hold a pencil, Oscar Niemeyer was drawing in the air with his fingers. His talent blossomed decades later and he became a renowned architect, receiving international acclaim in 1941 for the Pampulha Architectural Complex in the Brazilian city ...

'Banditi dell'Arte'

Jun 30, 2015

'Banditi dell'Arte'

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June 26-July 20 “Banditi dell’Arte” is Italian for “Bandits of Art,” a title given to this exhibition by curator Gustavo Giacosa, who chose it because the term “banditi” usually refers to a lone wolf, or unconventional practices. The artists featured in the exhibition have ...

'Bordeaux, Port de la Lune'

Jun 16, 2015

'Bordeaux, Port de la Lune'

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June 23-Sept. 23 The southwest French port town of Bordeaux, which is famous for its wine, is also known as Port de la Lune (Port of the Moon) because of its crescent-shaped coastline that facilitated overseas trade since the Roman Empire. Having developed a ...

'Motion Science'

Jun 16, 2015

'Motion Science'

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June 19-Sept. 27 Creative director Seiichi Hishikawa, known for his work on TV commercials and the opening visuals for NHK historical dramas, curated this unusual exhibition for 21_21 Design Sight. As the title “Motion Science” suggests, this exhibition features works that bring movement to ...