"Recent Trends in the Historical Study of Ancient Japanese Architecture: Hōryūji and the Daigokuden Hall in the Nara Palace Site"

Shigeatsu Shimizu, Associate Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology
清水重敦 京都工芸繊維大学 准教授

Thursday February 11, 2016, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 612 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University

Shigeatsu Shimizu is an associate professor at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, currently at Columbia University as a visiting scholar. He specializes in the theory of architectural restoration in Japan. His book Kenchiku hozon gainen no seisei shi (The Rise of Architectural Preservation in Japan, Chuo Koron Bijutsu Shuppan, 2013) received the Prize of the Architectural Institute of Japan in 2015. He formerly worked as a researcher at the National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Nara, where he engaged in the research and design work for the reconstruction of the Daigokuden Hall of the Nara Palace Site. Recently he is expanding his interests to a comparative study of ancient architecture and the preservation of urban cultural landscapes in East Asia.

Sponsored by the Atsumi Fund for Japanese Art