Published on the occasion of the international exhibition organized by the Hayward Gallery, London, 13 May-27 June, 1999 in collaboration with Secession Vienna and capcMusee d'art contemporain de Bordeaux. The exibition opened at Secession Vienna in November 1997.
In today's world, the Asian megapolis is a reality that is reconfiguring both East and West, old world and new, and is as much a cultural phenomena as a demographic or architectural one. It is currently predicted that in the year 2000 there will be 15 cities in Asia with more than 15 million people each, and that more than 50 million will be living in the Tokyo-Osaka corridor. Cities on the Move is the first publication to confront this rapidly changing social, urban, and suburban landscape primarily from the point of view of those Asian artists, architects, and intellectuals who are currently already part of this emerging world. The result is a massive, kaleidoscopic volume which presents a multitude and variety of projects, plans, ideas, artworks, and observations which are not easily summarized. Like a documenta of the East, this book attempts nothing less than an expansive, inclusive forum and interchange -- an avant-garde symposium -- for those figures whose work by its very nature requires the contemplation of urban Asia.
Although many designers have succeeded in applying ecological or "green" design principles to architecture on the small scale, city centers remain an uncharted frontier when it comes to achieving integrated, ecologically responsive buildings. Architect Ken Yeang takes us an important step forward by addressing the challenge of making the skyscraper an "intensive" large building type, sustainable -- that is a structure that has a beneficial impact on the natural environment and increases energy efficiency in the core. Yeang's premise is that the skyscraper is a built form that will stay with society well into the future and that its worldwide popularity is a reason in itself to rethink its relationship to the environment. The Green Skyscraper presents a general framework for looking at ecological design, a step-by-step guide to examining the fundamental premises of such an approach as well as its practical applications to the contemporary skyscraper Issues discussed include the use of energy and materials and their physical impact on the ecosystem, illustrated with case studies from Yeang's own projects, experiments, and research.
Exhibition catalogue for 'Land, Spirit, Power' at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, in 1992, a collection of contemporary art intended as a response and contribution to current discussions on questions of cultural identity, from the specific perspective of First Nations. Includes three essays, and data on each artist.
After its economic collapse in the 1990s, Japans Superflat movement, epitomized by the work of Takashi Murikami and Yoshimoto Nara, catapulted these and like-minded artists onto the contemporary art world stage. Today, an exciting new wave of work follows in the wake of the Superflat aesthetic, defined by a new generation of Japanese artists. Their diverse works reflect an acute consciousness of cultural tradition, while simultaneously proposing visions of a globalized future.Among the artists featured are Manabu Ikeda, Kohei Nawa, Tabaimo, Miwa Yanagi, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, Sayaka Akiyama. They work in a wide range of medium, including drawing, installation, photography, sculpture, textiles, video as well as site-specific prejects.