Dreams of Life Connected by Modern Design
Jan. 11 - Mar. 22, 2020
Modern design took root in Japan and throughout the world from the 1930s to 1960s. How did modern design come to be, and how was it passed down to us? This exhibition examines the work of those who lived through the horrors of World War II and dreamed of building a better world through modern design. They include Bruno Taut, Antonin and Noémi Raymond, Fusaichiro Inoue, and Raymond’s disciple George Nakashima, as well as Isamu Kenmochi, who met Taut while the German architect was in Japan, and Isamu Noguchi, who was an associate of both Raymond and Kenmochi.