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ID: 500128018
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500128018

 

Record Type: Person
Ekuan, Kenji (Japanese industrial designer and author, 1929-2015)

Note: Member of the Metabolism movement, product designer, and author of books on Japanese design and aesthetics. Prolific and highly regarded, his work shaped products associated with modern Japan, including Yamaha motorcycles, a bullet train used in the country’s Shinkansen high-speed rail network, and a ubiquitous soy-sauce bottle.

Names:
Ekuan, Kenji (preferred,V)
Kenji Ekuan (V,display)

Nationalities:
Japanese (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
designer
industrial designer
author

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Tokyo (Tōkyō, Japan) (inhabited place)
Died:  Tokyo (Tōkyō, Japan) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
colleague of ....  Awazu, Kiyoshi  
......................  (Japanese graphic designer, born 1929) [500125899]
colleague of ....  Kikutake Kiyonori  
......................  (Japanese architect, 1928-2011) [500065799]
colleague of ....  Kurokawa, Kisho  
......................  (Japanese architect, 1934-2007) [500026365]
colleague of ....  Maki, Fumihiko  
......................  (Japanese architect, born 1928) [500030522]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Ekuan, Kenji (I)

Biographies:
(Japanese industrial designer and author, 1929-2015) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Japanese industrial designer, born 1929) ..... [AVERY]
(Japanese artist, born 1929) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Ekuan, Kenji ........ [AVERY Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  Ekuan, Aesthetics of the Japanese Lunchbox (1998)
..........................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
..........................  Kurokawa, Metabolism in Architecture (1977) 41
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 81053919; accessed 15 October 2007
..........................  Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York [online] (2000-) collection
..........................  Soble, Kenji Ekuan Dies at 85, New York Times (2015) obit.
Kenji Ekuan ........ [MoMA Preferred, VP]
........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, MoMA, VP]
....................  Ekuan, Aesthetics of the Japanese Lunchbox (1998)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n81053919
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
....................  Kurokawa, Metabolism in Architecture (1977) 41
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n81053919
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 81053919; accessed 15 October 2007
....................  Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York [online] (2000-) collection
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Soble, Kenji Ekuan Dies at 85, New York Times (2015)
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