The Illinois Institute of Technology, The Japan Foundation, and the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago present, KATSURA The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro

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Feb 201018 Mar 20107

Kemper Room Art Gallery Paul V. Galvin Library
Illinois Institute of Technology 35 West 33rd Street
CHICAGO, Illinois
United States

The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro 
Ishimoto Yasuhiro studied with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan at the Institute of Design. In 1953, Ishimoto began photographing the Katsura Imperial Villa, which was built in Kyoto in the seventeenth century for the Japanese Imperial Family. Its buildings and gardens are created in a simple yet elegant style that has had an effect on many modern architects such as Bruno Taut. The 50 images in the exhibition, which is curated by Susan Aurinko, are from the book Katsura, published in 1960 by Ishimoto.

Opening reception
February 25, 2010 • 4:30-7 pm

Remarks by George Hisaeda,
Consul General of Japan

Gallery talk by John Grimes,
Professor, Institute of Design

Exhibition hours:
Monday–Friday: 9 am-6 pm
Saturday: 9 a.–5 pm
Sunday: noon–5 pm

For parking and directions visit

The exhibition is generously sponsored by the Japan Foundation and supported by the Consulate General of Japan and art@IIT


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