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ID: 500004256
 
Record Type: Person
Tange, Kenzo (Japanese architect, 1913-2005)

Note: Japanese architect known for his monumental urban projects in Japan and throughout the world. Born in Osaka, Tange first studied at the University of Tokyo 1935-1938, returning there from 1942-1945 as a graduate student. In the intervening years he worked in the office of Kunio Maekawa, a disciple of Le Corbusier. As a graduate student he studied urban planning, and later became an assistant professor at Tokyo University. He organized the Tange Laboratory, where he mentored Sachio Otani, Takashi Asada, Taneo Oki, Fumihiko Maki, Koji Kamiya, Arata Isozaki and Kisho Kurokawa, and was an important proponent of the Metabolist school. He was instrumental in redeveloping the bomb-ravaged city of Hiroshima, and is best remembered for the design of the Peace Park there. Tange acted as a professor of urban engineering at the University of Tokyo 1963-1974, and later acted as a guest professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Washington University, Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Alabama and the University of Toronto. Important projects include the Osaka Expo '70, sports arenas for the Tokyo Olympics of 1964, the Fuji Television Building (1996), and New Tokyo City Hall (1991). He was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1987. Japanese architectural firm.

Names:
Tange, Kenzo (preferred,V,index)
Kenzo Tange (V,display)
Tange, Kenzō (U)

Nationalities:
Japanese (preferred)

Roles:
architect (preferred)
professor
urban planner
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Osaka (Gifu prefecture, Chūbu, Japan) (inhabited place)
Died:  Tokyo (Tōkyō metropolis, Kanto, Japan) (inhabited place)

Events:
winner of contest/prize:   Pritzker Prize
education:   1932-1945  Tokyo (Tōkyō metropolis, Kanto, Japan) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
teacher of ....  Isozaki, Arata  
..................  (Japanese architect, born 1931) [500024090]
teacher of ....  Kurokawa, Kisho  
..................  (Japanese architect, 1934-2007) [500026365]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Tange, Kenzo (I)

Biographies:
(Japanese architect, 1913-2005) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Japanese architect, 1913-2005) ..... [Grove Art]
(Japanese architect, 1913-2005) ..... [AVERY]
(Japanese architectural firm, 1913-2005) ..... [AVERY]
(Japanese architect, born 1913) ..... [BHA]
(Japanese architectural firm, 1913-) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Kenzo Tange ........ [VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Tange, Kenzo ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred]
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
Tange, Kenzō ........ [Grove Art Preferred]
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  old heading
....................  Process* architecture, 1987 June, no.73 166
....................  Process: Architecture 73 (1987)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Pogrebin, Kenzo Tange, New York Times (2005)
.......... Process* architecture, 1987 June, no.73 166
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