Coverbild The Chichu Art Museum
The Chichu Art Museum
Tadao Ando builds for Walter De Maria, James Turrell, and Claude Monet
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Edited by: Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation
Foreword: Nobuko Fukutake, Soichiro Fukutake
Photographer: Naoya Hatakeyama, Ryuji Miyamoto
Texts by: Tadao Ando, Yuji Akimoto, Romy Golan, Sebastian Guinness, Walter De Maria, Paul Hayes Tucker, James Turrell, Hiroyuki Suzuki
May 2005 , 208 Pages , 0 Ills.
1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1460-0
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On the Japanese island of Naoshima, star architect Tadao Ando has developed a new museum building designed especially for spectacular works by Claude Monet, Walter de Maria and James Turrell.
One of the most recent achievements in the brilliant career of Japanese architect Tadao Ando is a spectacular structure composed of basic geometric forms. Situated on the island of Naoshima off the picturesque coast of western Japan, the Chichu Art Museum provides a congenial setting for the presentation of an exquisite selection of undisputed masterpieces of artistic reduction, including a monumental sculpture by Walter De Maria, meditative light installations by James Turrell, and a series of Claude Monet's incomparable Water Lilies. The museum, located on cliffs overlooking the straits of the Seto Inland Sea, is the latest part of an expansive museum environment envisioned by the publisher Fukutake - a private estate filled with sculptures, installations, Land Art, and artist pavilions. This publication presents the building in captivating photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama and Ryuji Miyamoto, showing both the construction site and the completed museum, as well as insightful essays on the treasures contained within.For more than fifty years, JAMES TURRELL (*1943, Los Angeles), one of the most prominent artists of our time, has devoted himself to the exploration of the (im)materiality and perception of light. Turrell succeeds like no other artist in making it possible to experience light as an artistic medium through the senses and the intellect alike. He himself describes his art as “perceptual art.” In his large installations the artist floods accessible spaces with light, which spills out in soft seas of color or intensely glowing, luminous fogs, taking viewers to the limits of their perception. This book provides a comprehensive view of Turrell’s oeuvre and unites works of art from various phases of his career from the 1960s onward.
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