Superflat architecture : culture and dimensionality
Beynon, David 2012, Superflat architecture : culture and dimensionality, in Interspaces : Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West, [The University of Melbourne, School of Culture and Communication], [Melbourne, Vic.], pp. 1-9.
Takashi Murakami’s notion of ‘superflat’ art has specific roots in the western-influenced woodblock prints of nineteenth-century Edo and contemporary applications in the popular culture media of manga and anime. As applied to architecture, ‘superflatness’ is suggestive of a sensibility that derives its aesthetic qualities from a mixture of Japanese traditions and western architectural lineages. More intriguingly, the idea of superflat architecture implies a way of perceiving space and dimensionality that is distinctive to contemporary Japanese architects.
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120101 Architectural Design 190104 Visual Cultures 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting)
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