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Yukio Futagawa

From Vernacular Japan to Wright


The Japanese photographer and editor Yukio Futagawa passed away on 12 March in Tokyo. He was born in 1932 in Osaka, where he studied architecture and took an interest in vernacular construction on discovering photos by Yoshio Watanabe that established links between Japanese tradition and western modernity. This interest led to the ten-volume Traditional Japanese Houses, a project followed in the next decades by shoots of modern architecture in Japan, collaborations with Norberg-Schulz or Frampton, and the huge work of photographing the oeuvre of Frank Lloyd Wright when he was at the helm of Global Architecture (GA), which he founded in 1970.

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