Tag Yasufumi Nakamori

Restoring Ishimoto’s Vision of Katsura

When photographer Ishimoto Yasuhiro asked modernist architect Tange Kenzō to write an essay for his book of Katsura photographs, he inadvertently pitted architectural and photographic approaches against each other. Kenzō’s enthusiastic reaction was akin to Dad “helping” with his child’s science fair by reshaping the vision of the project; instead of merely contributing an essay, he cropped, resized, and reorganized the pictures into what became the “landmark” work.

CAA Award Winners!

Last Thursday during their annual conference, College Art Association (CAA) announced the recipients of their 2011 Awards for Distinction. Among the honorees were three titles published by Yale University Press: The Charles Rufus Morey Book Award went to Molly Emma Aitken for The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting,

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