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Thomas Daniell in conversation with Jeremy Till

An Anatomy of Influence

Series: Book Launch and Lecture
Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 0 mins

An Anatomy of Influence comprises essays, conversations, translations, and archival images that together elucidate the theory and practice of 12 leading Japanese architects: Hiromi Fujii, Terunobu Fujimori, Hiroshi Hara, Itsuko Hasegawa, Osamu Ishiyama, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima, Kazuo Shinohara, Shin Takamatsu, and Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama. The vast accumulation of biographical detail shows how these architects have absorbed and responded to the work of their peers and predecessors. Rather than the exquisite yet autonomous objects of the buildings themselves, the emphasis is on the febrile environment of intellectual, social, economic, political, and technological change within which they were produced.


An Anatomy of Influence will be sold on the night for a special launch price of £36 (RRP £45).


Thomas Daniell is Professor of Architectural Theory and Criticism at Kyoto University, Visiting Professor at Kyoto Seika University, and the University of Saint Joseph, Macau, and Adjunct Faculty at SCI-Arc. His previous books include FOBA: Buildings (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005), After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008), Houses and Gardens of Kyoto (Tuttle, 2010), Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama + Amorphe (Equal Books, 2011), and Kansai 6 (Equal Books, 2011).


Jeremy Till is an architect, educator and writer.  As an architect, he worked with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects on their pioneering building, 9 Stock Orchard Street. As an educator, Till is Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Arts London. As a writer, Till’s extensive work includes the books Flexible HousingArchitecture Depends and Spatial Agency, all three of which won the RIBA President’s Award for Research.



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