The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma: Arata Isozaki

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Phaidon, Oct 10, 1996 - Architecture - 60 pages
Arata Iozaki is one of the most prolific and creative personalities inontemporary architecture. The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, arguably therchitect's masterwork, was the first in a line of commissions for modern andontemporary art museums on a worldwide scale. Completed in 1974 it wasefurbished and extended by Isozaki in 1994. The museum is located in theural surroundings of the Gunma-no-Mori park, and is the most completeealization by Isozaki of conceptual architectural approach - a pristine,ssential structure composed of an arrangement of cubes taking the form of aarge rectangular block with projecting wings. The 1994 addition consists of cube added to the main entrance facade housing the new Highvision Theatre,nd a restaurant which occupies part of the area beneath one of the wings.

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Drew works as an architectural critic.

Arata Isosaki is a leading Japanese architect. His works include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, the Volksbank Center am Postdamer Platz in Berlin, the Team Disney Building in Orlando, and the Tokyo University of Art and Design.

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