Join fellow foreign woman Karen Severns, film professor at the University of Waseda, and the International Center for Japanese Culture (ICJC) as they present a lecture on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan. The presentation will be on Friday May 25 at 7pm. For more information, click here.
Of the event, part of their Friday Night Lecture Series, ICJC says:
The year 2012 marks the centenary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first design for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, which remained the largest and most complex of his seven-decade career. During the six tumultuous years that Wright lived in Tokyo (1917–1922) to oversee the hotel’s construction, America’s greatest architect also designed over a dozen other buildings for Japan. But perhaps his lasting impact was the transformative effect he had on the men who helped him build the Imperial. Many of them went on to create their own masterpieces, to alter Japan’s cityscapes, and to mentor a new generation of pioneering architects. Ms. Severns will present an intriguing look at Wright’s years and legacy in Japan, along with revealing details about an unknown Wright design that recently came to light in Tokyo.