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New Japan Architecture features preface by Cesar Pelli

New Japan Architecture features preface by Cesar Pelli

New Japan Architecture features preface by Cesar Pelli

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Nov. 11, 2011) —Cesar Pelli has contributed a preface to a newly-published book of contemporary architecture in Japan. New Japan Architecture: Recent Works by the World’s Leading Architects (Tuttle Publishing, 2011) is a survey of current trends in architecture in Japan. Written by Geeta Mehta and Deanna MacDonald with a forward by Fumihiko Maki, the book documents 48 projects by 42 architects from Japan and abroad.

Among the works featured is the National Museum of Art, Osaka, by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Completed in 2004, the museum has the distinction of being built underground except for its sculptural entrance lobby. Constructed of glass and stainless steel tubes that recall stalks of bamboo, the lobby creates a landmark for the museum of contemporary art.

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