Landscape & Arts Network Journal

LANNo 25 Spring 2002

For the special Japan edition I was invited to be the guest consultant editor. In this East meets West issue the projects described are about cultural fusion, a exchange of cultural aspirations through art and nature. Artists and architects from Japan are beginning to enhance the physical and cultural landscape in Europe. It is particularly encouraging to see how these projects from Japanese Gardens that promote contemplaton and a heightened sense of the spiritual, to enlightened architecture that responds to and blends with its environment, represents an art form which challenges preconceived ideas of how we view and experience the world .

Articles commissioned include;

Dissolution of Objects and Evasion of the City by architect Kengo Kuma

Ando in Manchester Piccadilly Gardens Redevelopment Manchester by architect Ken A Tani

Kisho Kurokawa Eco Architecture Eco City exhibition by architect Kisho Kurokawa at Kew Gardens 21st March to May 2002 Feature by Dennis Sharp

Field Institute Hombrioch Artist Yuko Shiraishi teams up with Tadashi Kawamata and Katsuhito Nishikawa on a joint programme for the Field Institute at Insel Hombroich Museum.

SU House and Roof garden Kanda Tokyo by artist/architect Tono Mirai

House for Stories & Teahouse Bleddfa A House for Stories by Tono Mirai and Paper Tea House for Contemplation. Shigeru Ban's tea house is made entirely from paper, even the furniture! Bleddfa Centre For The Arts Knighton. Article by curator Michael Nixon.

Mirage Project Kielder Water by Kisa Kawakami sculptor/architect with curator Peter Sharpe

Modernism to Ma, An article on contemporary landscape design in Japan to coincide with RIBA exhibition Dec to March prepared by curator Landscape Architect David Buck

Japanese gardens - a living tradition Invisible art of gardens for the 21st century by Landscape Architect Philip Cave

Mono Ha School of Things exhibition article by Curator Simon Groom Kettles Yard Cambridge UK

New Japanese Gardens in the UK at the Welsh Botanical Gardens, Tatton Park, Soas and Great Ormond Street Hospital by Susan Wade House Japanese Anthropologist

Six Japanese Garden Plots Kew Gardens Curator Laura Guiffreda

Japanese Culture Centre Plans and restoration of gardens at Gunnersbury Phillida Purvis.

Engaging Nature the Eco Ward by graham cooper

 

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