The acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma (born 1954) and photographer
Erieta Attali complement one another perfectly in terms of their
artistic statement: both of them focus on the inclusion of the
landscape. It is not the architecture as such that plays the primary
role but the way in which it communicates with the surrounding world.
Details from nature and the intricate connection of interior with
exterior space characterize the photographs by Attali. In his unique
works, Kuma combines Japanese traditions in architecture with those of
modernist architecture. His architecture constitutes a bridge where the
individual and nature meet. Kuma became famous in the West for his
sensitive extension to a mid-century icon in New Canaan, Connecticut,
which this exquisite monograph insightfully discusses and portrays.