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a+u 20:02, 593

a+u 20:02, 593

Toshiko Mori

Edited by A+U Publishing


  • This is the first a+u monograph of the New York-based Japanese architect, Toshiko Mori
  • Featuring 18 works after the year 2000, including 9 residences
  • Issue includes essays by guest writers expressing the various strengths of the architect and her practice
Full Description

The February issue of a+u
is our first monograph dedicated to the architectural practice of Toshiko Mori. Based in New York, the Japanese native founded Toshiko Mori Architect (TMA) in 1981. The issue also features essays by: Fred A. Bernstein, an architecture journalist; Edward Eigen, a historian and scholar of European and Anglo-American landscapes in the 19th century; and Sean Kelly, one of Mori’s clients and an art gallery owner. These essays reflect the various strengths and calibre of the architect and her practice. Eighteen representative works after the year 2000, of which nine are residences, are featured in this issue, alongside site photographs and survey maps.

Text in English and Japanese.

The Inevitable Architecture of Toshiko Mori, an essay by Fred A. Bernstein
House in Taghkanic; House in Connecticut II; Cloudline and Treeline
Interview: A Conversation with Sean Kelly
House in Ghent; House in Martha’s Vineyard; House in Bedford; House on Maine Coast; House in Suffolk; County Maier Preston House
Lessons from the House in Taghkanic, and Other Views on the Hudson River Valley, and essay by Edward Eigen
Bob Greenberg Selects: Connected by Design
Joseph and Anni Albers: Designs for Living
Sean Kelly Gallery
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Peter Freeman Gallery
Thread and Fass; Thread Artists Residency and Cultural Center, Fass School and Teacher’s Residence
277 Mott Street
Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Stephen
Robert 62 Hall, Brown University
Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
Teaching and Practice, an essay by Toshiko Mori. Adapted from the 2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion Acceptance Speech.

About the Author
a+u - Architecture and Urbanism - is a monthly architectural magazine established in 1971 that highlights a broad range of the work and activities of top contemporary architects from around the world in a well-presented format.
Shinkenchiku-Sha Co., Ltd
8th Apr 2020
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
8.5 in x 11.5 in
192 Pages
178 color, 90 b&w
Name of series
a+u - Architecture and Urbanism
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