After spotlighting Gio Ponti’s catalog of work in its recent release, publisher TASCHEN turns its attention to the career of famed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for its forthcoming XXL monograph release next month.
Entitled Kuma. Complete Works 1988–Today, the book is a definitive survey of the architect’s oeuvre. From his Great Bamboo Wall house and the Japan National Stadium for the Tokyo Olympics, to his shaping of the China Academy of Art’s Folk Art Museum and the thatched roof of the Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center, Kuma’s unique and sustainable approach to contemporary architecture is celebrated.
Comprising some 500 illustrations spanning photographs, sketches, and plans, Kuma guides us through his career to-date, honoring personal highlights and projects, as well as ongoing works.
Kuma. Complete Works 1988–Today — which is also available as an Art Edition with a custom-built wooden slipcase and accompanied by a photogravure of a sketch by Kumo — is available to buy from July 11 via the TASCHEN webstore.