[KS] World Expo 1970 Turtle Ship pavilion?
hoffmann at koreanstudies.com
Sat Aug 31 11:49:24 EDT 2013
Can't help with photos either, except for this which is all over the
Maybe following the architect's trace would get you to some journal
with good shots? Kim Su-gŭn was after all the father of modern Korean
architecture, and I would think that he introduced his project in his
journal _Konggan / SPACE_. It is a very important magazine, GSD
(Frances Loeb Library) might have a copy, although I think not the 70s
issues. Maybe you even find something at the magazine's online DB, if
it goes back that far: http://www.vmspace.com If not there, search
other coffee table books on Kim Su-gŭn and the SPACE group.
Here is well-made professional promo video about the 70' Expo by the
Australians. It is worth watching, very enjoyable. Maybe the very last
year in history the world community still believed in a modern future
through technological advances. The first Japanese nuclear power plants
went on-line, girls were wearing mini skirts, and Vietnam was not lost
yet. Great architecture, all over! Today you go to some architecture
biennale and all you see are small papier-mâché models and computer
design projections by people having too much fun playing around with
GoogleSketchup or Autodesk.
Australian promo, 70' Expo:
Another nice one, a ride with the mono-rail, giving a good idea of how
impressively large the entire Expo was.
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