Chicago, Halloween (1959-61)
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Town (1959-61)
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Town (around 1960)
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Snow and Car (around 1950)
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

(c) Kochi Prececture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

Friends and Student Days in Chicago, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Friends and Student Days in Chicago – 1 Friends and Student Days in Chicago – 2    

(c) Kochi Prececture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

Reconstruction: Diogenes with a Camera V, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Reconstruction: Diogenes with a Camera V – 1 Reconstruction: Diogenes with a Camera V – 2    

(c) Kochi Prececture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

Portrait, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Portrait – 1 Portrait – 2

(c) Kochi Prececture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

Little Ones, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Little Ones – 1 (Chicago) Little Ones – 2 (Japan)    

The Gamble House, 1974
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

The Houses of California, Greene & Greene, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

In 1974, Ishimoto Yasuhiro visited Pasadena, California, to take photographs of residential houses made by the American architects Greene & Greene. The brothers, Charles and Henry Greene designed a number of elegant timber-frame buildings incorporating aspects of Japanese architecture in the 1900s, which earned them a reputation as “the last and only stars” of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Just like in his previous pictures of the Katsura Imperial Villa, in his photographs of six residential buildings including the

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The Exhibition Related Special Lecture – “The Spell of Japan in California: Greene & Greene Architecture and the Photography of Ishimoto Yasuhiro” by Edward “Ted” Bosley

The Exhibition Related Special Lecture The Spell of Japan in California: Greene & Greene Architecture and the Photography of Ishimoto Yasuhiro by  Edward “Ted” Bosley Director, The Gamble House University of Southern California School of Architecture Presentation Summary: In 1912, Kenchiku Kogei Zasshi described the work of architects Charles and Henry Greene as “Japonesque.” The spell of Japan had been firmly planted in the hearts and minds of many American architects, including Greene & Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright, since

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Chicago, Snow and Car (around 1950)
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

Transient, Fleeting: The World of Ishimoto Yasuhiro part 10

Chicago Snow Designs In the proliferating Japanese cities where architecture happens randomly and regardless of how a building integrates into its environment, and everyone puts up giant billboards for himself in order to stand out, urban planning is largely unrelated to aesthetic aspects. To the eyes of foreigners, the cities built on the principle of not adopting any principle seem to look rather interesting as uniquely novel Japanese urban landscapes. Even sceneries that are normally an eyesore naturally turn into

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Shape, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

The catalogue of Ishimoto Yasuhiro’s works includes photographs that just simply depict “objects.” Incorporating elements of texture in shapes defined by lines and surfaces, those pictures represent a fascinating part of Ishimoto’s work. One of the earliest products in Ishimoto’s photographing career is the “Shape” series, highlighting from a design point of view the unique textures and characteristic features of “typically Japanese shapes” given to Japanese traditional articles using porcelain, wood and lacquer. In the 1970s and ’80s, a time

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Reconstruction: Diogenes with a Camera V, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Having studied the concept and methodology of modern photography at the New Bauhaus*1 in Chicago after the war, Ishimoto Yasuhiro developed his own austere formative and compositional sensibility backed by the philosophy of Bauhaus style modern design, for which Kochi-raised Ishimoto became one of the most nationally and internationally renowned photographers in Japan. Ishimoto returned to Chicago and lived there again between 1959 and ’61. During these three years, he unveiled new works at exhibitions at The Art Institute of

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Portrait, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Having studied the concept and methodology of modern photography at the New Bauhaus*1 in Chicago after the war, Ishimoto Yasuhiro developed his own austere formative and compositional sensibility backed by the philosophy of Bauhaus style modern design, for which Kochi-raised Ishimoto became one of the most nationally and internationally renowned photographers in Japan. While claiming that he considered photographing people more difficult and trying than shooting other subjects, Ishimoto consciously turned toward portrait photography during the three years he lived

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