Saturday, June 19, 2010


In the Canberra Times this morning, via the Guardian, best start to an obituary I've EVER read:

The Japanese architext and artist Shusaku Arakawa believed that it was immoral for people to have to die. With his wife, Madeline Gins, he designed houses and public spaces that were supposed to help stop us from ageing. His death, at the age of 73, is a flaw in his philosophy of transhumanism, or reversible destiny.
Jonathon Glancey


Zoe said...

Best start yes, but check out this one for a finish - Kazuo Ohno, a founder of Butoh, obituarised by Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons -

Also the Guardian. They have the best obituaries.

Ampersand Duck said...

That's a fantastic finish!

Anyone else got a hot obit link?

SCB said...

yeah, I read it too and burst out laughing! His wife is trying to outlaw ageing...