Taking flight with Arata Isozaki

Dec 11, 2014

Taking flight with Arata Isozaki

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I once almost got to interview the architect Arata Isozaki, but it was canceled due to his ill health at the time. No doubt a consideration in the cancelation was the fact that interviews with him can go to extreme lengths, as Isozaki has ...

Tokyo's 'fayrest that ever was'

Dec 11, 2013

Tokyo's 'fayrest that ever was'

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Scene 1: Late evening, Sept. 23, 1990, at the tiny Greek amphitheater, Shin-Okubo, Tokyo ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more … ” Dozens of actors, actresses, staff, and hangers-on are sitting on the steps, drinks in hand, watching a distinguished British ...

Arata Isozaki: astonishing by design

| Jun 1, 2008

Arata Isozaki: astonishing by design

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If the entire Japanese architectural fraternity was one big royal family, then Arata Isozaki would be a king approaching the end of a long and glorious reign. The “pedigree” of this majestically silver-maned 76-year-old is, quite simply, faultless. Architecturally speaking, Isozaki’s “father” was the ...