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Back Issue -1 August 2007-
Yukio Fujimoto:
Violent Silence, Silent Violence
Matthew Larking
For sound artist Yukio Fujimoto, listening to the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the late 1960s was a formative experience. Tuning into "A Day in the Life" in stereo, he relates how the string part in the final segment of the song took his breath away, filling the room in such a way that the music took on a visible component. Fujimoto's more recent stance toward the Beatles veers from veneration to iconoclasm in "Fujimoto Yukio: plus/minus," at the National Museum of Art, Osaka. more...
Naoto Fukasawa
On Yasutaka Yamazaki
Thomas Daniell
Born in 1935, Yasutaka Yamazaki is an interesting figure in the lineage of modernist architecture in Japan. From 1960 to 1970 he worked for Junzo Sakakura, who had trained in Le Corbusier's Paris atelier from 1931 to 1936. Sakakura adopted Le Corbusier's Modulor (a proportioning system based on the dimensions of the human body) in his own architecture, but when he put the young Yamazaki in charge of designing a Japanese-style inn, the latter began by developing an alternative system to fit typical Japanese body proportions. This became the Yamazaki Module, which he has used throughout his subsequent work. more...

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