Modernity via Katsura
by Fassbinder Horant | 10/10/2011
A great many Western artists, designers and architects have looked to Japan for inspiration for their works. Bruno Taut spent three and a half years in Japan and during that time wrote numerous treatises, which were recently published in German for the first time. The Katsura Imperial Villa, for instance, was in Taut's eyes the perfect expression of a refined form of Modernism that had been carefully thought through down to the very last detail.