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Toshihide to Tesco - Why do buildings look the way they do?
Toshihide to Tesco - Why do buildings look the way they do?

Wed, 30 Oct

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Banqueting Hall, Tudor House & Garden

Toshihide to Tesco - Why do buildings look the way they do?

Join Alex Faulkner for October's illustrated talk.

Time & Location

30 Oct 2024, 10:30 – 11:30 GMT

Banqueting Hall, Tudor House & Garden, Bugle St, Southampton SO14 2AD, UK

About the event

What is the primary cultural influence that has delivered the Modernist aesthetic that dominates our built landscape, especially in retail and office environments? 

In this talk, Alex Faulkner, an artist and the Director of the Toshidama Gallery, traces the influence of Japanese design on emerging European and American architects in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Has commercial gain removed the spiritual importance of Japanese design and left us with a built environment with neither the familiarity of our own regional style nor the sensuality of the Japanese? We will look at how Japonisme is Western culture's guilty secret.

 

About the event:

  • We're meeting in the Banqueting Hall at Tudor House
  • Everyone's welcome - you don't have to be a member to come to our talks!
  • Register for email notifications about this event by clicking the Register button.
  • Individual admission is £4.00 for FoSMAG members and students,  £6.00 for other non-members.
  • Please be ready to pay in cash or by chip+pin card payment at the door.

Image: The Assassination of Kudo Suketsuneby Goro Tokimune (1880s), Toshihide Migata (1863-1925) [link]

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