These 43 works to the latest work from the initial work show the process of Shin Takamatsu works for 30years.
“Now that I take this book, I feel that I am just being asked what is possible for an architecture.” ― Shin Takamatsu
This is an active feature proposing the new interpretation of Shin Takamatsu’s architecture by deciphering his early works to recent projects through the keywords, which are 5 prefixes “un-,” ” re-,” “trans-,” “en-,” and ”pro-.”
Kyoto University Press
Is it exaggeration to say that occasionally “creation” can be “imitation”? There is no “creation” that never focuses on past architects and their past-works. The over one hundred works of historical modern architecture describing the theory and sketches by Shin Takamatsu inspire you a theory and practice of the true design.
Shin Takamatsu Architect & Associates.,Co.Ltd
Shin Takamatsu’s exhibition named “Toji・Shin Takamatsu; Architecture of The Heart” was held at Toji Koshibo, Kyoto 2005. The book was published as the catalogue. Speaking by Kazukiyo Matsuba (an architectural critic); “there is no discrepancy and disconnection between his early and recent works. His overwhelming ability is necessary for the theory. His strong expressivity splendidly makes his all works touch on a line of chronograph.”
This is an ambitious feature which surveys the general history of Shin Takamatsu’s masterpiece, and directly extracts his consistent architectural theory in his creation.
China Architecture & Building Press
This is an anthology which records the complete works by Toyo Ito, Shin Takamatsu, and Riken Yamamoto in China. The conspicuous contrast among three architects causes the infinite possibilities of the creation.
Seigensha art publishing, Inc
In 1990s, Shin Takamatsu built up the continuous eleven buildings around his hometown, Sanin area. He properly expresses the process, “from＜point view＞ to ＜line view＞.” The photographs (by Osamu Murai) strongly ask you their meaning of existence, “view for architecture, architecture for view.” The logic which implies the localism into the source of the futuristic architectures will be vital Merkmal (polester).
For nine years from 1989 to 1998, Shin Takamatsu had opportunities to design the continuous eleven works around his hometown, Sanin area. This book tells the process of his architectural challenge through the Sanin works and other works at the same period.
This is a special issue of Shin Takamatsu works published in Italy. 23 works, strictly selected from the works planned untill 1996 bring it on harmony. It performs a symphony with the subtitle “Architecuture and nothingness”.
Nikkei Publishing Inc.
This book was edited as a catalogue of Shin Takamatsu exhibition at Tokyo Station Gallery for two months from April, 1995. Recorded the fifty four works recorded in the book tell you the horizon of architecture that no one has seen.
This book was edited for the exhibition “SHIN TAKAMATSU BIRTH OF OFFICE” at TN Probe (Toriizaka, Tokyo) when “KIRIN HEADQUARTERS” was completed in 1995. The chief executive, Takeo Obayashi speaks on the exhibition. “Shin Takamatsu thoroughly pursues the architecture, and opens the design process up at sections.”
Botond Bognar (an architectural critic) defined Shin Takamatsu’s architecture as “Monuments in Search of Meaning.” This monograph thoroughly describes the definition through the projects in the beginning of 1993.
Aedes Galerie und Architekturforum
This book is one of the popular series published for Shin Takamatsu’s exhibition, “SHIN TAKAMATSU DREI PROJEKTE,” at Aedes Gallery, Berlin 1993. “THE DIJON PROJECT,” ”CONCERT HALL KYOTO,” and “MESSE KUNIBIKI”contained.
This book was published for celebrating the sale of Shin Takamatsu’s virgin furniture “RECHEL&ZHORA” (Okamura Corporation). A philosopher, Shinichi Nakazawa, states “Shin Takamatsu is an artist who has mounted a fierce rebellion against the maternal Japanese culture” in the book. The metaphysical photographs were shot by Koichi Inakoshi.
This monograph contains seventy two works by Shin Takamatsu from 1975 to 1989. His overwhelming drawings and solid photographs thoroughly show you his own architecture-world.
This monograph covers all works of Shin Takamatsu from 1981 to 1989, and adding the drawings and the sketches of his original style. Patrice Goulet’s comment “The outsider” and Kengo Kuma’s comment “The decapitated” are remarkable.
Kajima Institute Publishing Co., Ltd
This monograph contains a collection of Shin Takamatsu’s works from early projects to “KIRIN PLAZA OSAKA” completed in 1987. The book includes “The Kyoto Origins of Nonconceptual Form” and “Seven Essays on Shin Takamatsu” etc, which describe the core of his methodology.
FONDATION CLAUDE-NICOLAS LEDOUX
This book was published for the exhibition “SHIN TAKAMATSU・KIRIN PLAZA OSAKA” at the Pompidou Centre, Paris 1987 when “KIRIN PLAZA OSAKA” was completed. This is an excellent composition such as a competition with Keiichi Tahara and other three photographers.
DOHOSHA PRINTING CO.,LTD.
The headquarters of HINAYA, that is a one of the long standing shops of Obi (sash) warehouse, was built in 1981. Shin Takamatsu named it “ORIGIN.” “ORIGINⅢ” is the 3rd construction of expansion programs. The book tells the whole story of the design processes by containing the sketches , drawings ,plans, and the models.
Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd
The book tells Shin Takamatsu’s imagination and his dynamism of bodies through many types of materials and his architectural theory, which have been made by his own hand from 1977 (when he started to design) to 1983.