"Kenzo Tange's work reflects and crystallizes the changing political and economic climate of Japan in a quarter century, from the nationalism of World War II, through defeat and reconstruction, to the renewed search for national identity and growth in confidence. Despite finers distinctions to be made in his changing concerns, it is possible to divide his career into two parts, whose major interests are the synthesis of Japanese traditions and modern architectureand the realization of a metabolist vision of the city."
Hiroshi Watanabe Contemporary Architects, 1987, p. 891
Elleh, Nnamdi. 2005. "Examining the Aspirations of Modern Architecture in East Africa around Independence." ArchiAfrika Conference Proceedings: Modern Architecture in East Africa around Independence (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 27-29), 29-40.
This is the opening lecture of the ArchiAfrika 2005 Conference, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between July 27 and 29.
Individual papers from the conference can be browsed here, with links (where available) to related materials in the ArchNet Digital Library. The conference proceedings are also available as a single PDF file on the ArchiAfrika website at archiafrika.org.
Nnamdi Elleh is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati in the United States.