Yukio Futagawa, Influential Architectural Photographer and Publisher, Dies at 80

MINKA 1955: Japanese Traditional Houses

Japanese architectural photographer and editor Yukio Futagawa (1932-2013) lost his battle to cancer on March 5 at the age of 80 in Tokyo, Japan. Futagawa was best known as the founder of the distinguished Global Architecture () Publishing Group, which he established in 1970, and director of Global Architecture () magazine. Throughout his 60-year-long career, Futagawa photographed modernist works from some of the world’s most famous architects and presented them in elegant magazine and book series. Two of his most important works include a ten-volume collection of “Japanese Traditional Houses” in the 1950s and a lavish twelve-volume collection that illustrates the complete works of Frank Lloyd Wright.

GA will continue to operate under the direction of Yukio’s son Yoshio.

via Informador 

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Yukio Futagawa, Influential Architectural Photographer and Publisher, Dies at 80" 12 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=343368>