Tsunehisa Kimura (1928-2008) was a Japanese artist, specialized in photomontage.
His works usually depict scenes of surreal destruction, caused by natural phenomena over urban environments.
In his “Visual Scandals” series “waterfalls scour sublime new cliffsides from the architectural canyons of Manhattan; modern tower blocks pitch and yaw atop aircraft carriers at sea; battleship gun turrets are cloned and repeated into Baroque stupas—cathedrals of artillery—along the empty roads of agrarian landscapes.”
From the very recommended: MVDOBLOG
Geoff Manaugh, editor of BLDGBLOG, informs me on the comments that this quote taken from MVDOBLOG is actually quite a blatant rip-off from the original post “GUNNERY PAGODAS / MANHATTAN NIAGARA / THE UNIVERSITY OF WAR” Geoff himself wrote in 2010 and that you can find here.
Sorry to Mr.Manaugh and thanks for the information.
Geoff Manaugh says
Sadly, the text used by MVDOBLOG (and that you also quote here) is a direct, unattributed rip from a text I wrote on BLDGBLOG. Here’s the original link that MVDO is quoting from: http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/gunnery-pagodas-manhattan-niagara.html
fosco lucarelli says
Sorry for that, I updated the post with the informations you provided and the original source of the quote.
Thanks for following!