Kenzo Tange, Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium

For the 1964 Olympic Games, Japan invested huge amounts of capital in the construction of sports infrastructures. The architecture of the sports buildings gave the image of a modern nation, developed and more powerful than ever. The gymnasium architecture of Kenzo Tange can be considered as a manifesto of the modern Japanese architecture that revealed itself to the world during the Olympic Games.

Klimt’s Forest Paintings in Litzlberg

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter, representative of the Vienna Secession and iconic decorator of Viennese Art Nouveau. He’s known for his way of reinventing allegorical and symbolist imagery, but also painted a certain amount of forest landscapes. His tree paintings were mainly done at the beginning of the 20th century, when his career marked a turning point.

A Cartographic Study of Water Management in the Netherlands

Water management in the Netherlands has always been a major issue for the survival of the country. As more than half of the country’s land is below sea level, the majority of the territory is vulnerable to flooding or submergence. This has also influenced the land use and demography of the country. Some regions, highly exposed to natural hazards, have remained sparsely populated for several centuries.

The Tropical Landscapes of Tomás Sánchez

Tomás Sánchez is a Cuban artist renowned for his landscape paintings. He developed a contemporary interpretation of landscape painting, inviting to meditation, absorbing the viewer confronted with his loneliness in an almost spiritual process. These forests, where there is almost no living soul, are havens of peace allowing one to take refuge under the foliage of the trees.

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