San Marino, CA
Photographs made by Japanese-American photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012) of architecture by early 20th-century designers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene will be on public view for the first time in the United States in this focused loan exhibition. The architects were known for principled, hand-crafted, and distinctive early 20th-century Arts and Crafts homes.
Ishimoto turned his lens toward the Greenes’ work in 1974, producing a suite of images for the Japanese design magazine Approach. Forty-six sumptuous black-and-white photographs printed by the artist and on loan from the Museum of Art, Kochi, in Japan will showcase the Approach magazine commission along with six seminal photographs that Ishimoto made of the 17th-century Katsura Imperial Villa in Japan in 1954.
Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene coincides with the reopening of a refreshed permanent display of Greene & Greene furniture nearby in the gallery. The proximity of the two displays will allow visitors to experience the designs of Charles and Henry Greene () just a few yards away from their photographic interpretations by Ishimoto.