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Shinkenchiku, November 2014 Special Issue "JAPAN ARCHITECTS 1945-2010" is an official catalog of the exhibition of the same name co-produced by the Centre Pompidou – Musée national dʼ art moderne (Mnam) and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. The exhibition, being held from November 1st 2014 until March 15th 2015 at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening, is curated by Frédéric Migayrou, Deputy Director of the Mnam. The show offers a museographic view by tracing the development of Japanese post-war architecture and highlighting the works of Japanese architects. With the presentation of more than 250 original architectural drawings, documents of concepts and models by some 80 architects, some of which are housed by the Centre Pompidou, it represents a rare opportunity to view a wide variety of valuable architectural materials in one venue. The exhibition is chronologically composed of six periods and forms six rooms, each of which has a corresponding color. Along with those materials and illustrations in six sections, the Special Issue "JAPAN ARCHITECTS 1945-2010" presents special essays by Frédéric Migayrou, Arata Isozaki, Makoto Ueda and Souhei Imamura, making it distinct and fully archival. It is worth having it aside to follow the exhibition.
 
JAPAN ARCHITECTS 1945–2010
 
002 Foreword
AKIMOTO Yuji 
Alain SEBAN Bernard BLISTENE
 
006 The Elusive Identity of Japanese Architecture
Frédéric MIGAYROU
 
012 “Wa” Spaces and Architects
ISOZAKI Arata
 
024 Section 1
Persistent Demolition and Regeneration, Shade or Darkness
 
027 Section 2
Vision of Cities and National Land
 
049 Section 3
New Japanese Architecture
 
073 Section 4
Metabolism, Expo and New Vision
 
129 Section 5
Architecture of Disappearance
 
169 Section 6
From Reduction to a Narrative
 
200 Architecture Embracing Both Reality and Vision
UEDA Makoto
 
207 Cycles of Modernism and Radicalism
IMAMURA Souhei
 
213 Project Data
220 Profile
220 Exhibition
223 Credit