Arata Isozaki was born inOita, Kyushu, Japan in 1931.He studied under Kenso Tange at the University of Tokyo before becoming amember of Tange's designteam. In 1963 he establishedhis own practice.His work in the late 1960swas influenced by theMetabolism school, butmannerism is discernable inthe exaggerated expressionof the structural members. The joint Core System that hedeveloped in 1960 wasessential to the Metabolismmovement and wasinfluential to Tange, hisformer teacher.His later works are Manneredand self-conscious, borrowingfrom a spectrum of architectural influences. He appropriates design ideas from such diversesources as the Vienna Secession, Marcel Cuchamp and Archigram.Considered Tange's successor as the leading creative figure in Japanesearchitecture, Isozaki is equally important as a writer and theorist. Heconsistently acts as the leading interpreter of outside trends and movementsfor other Japanese designers..
Art Appreciation presentationwill focus on the normativestrands of architectural styleson a larger perspective at acritical level. The objective isto understand aestheticsensibilities and visualsensory appeal of thephysical forms through agesas important elements in theevolution of various symbolicart and architectural forms.Students are required tounderstand a particular styleor “ism” of Architectureevolved through various influencing and governing factors like
place,politics, Culture, Ideologies and various other tangible andintangible associations
. It is important for them to bring out theseintricacies in the evolution of a particular art or architectural style to idealizeMohd Yusuf1