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Nakagin Capsule Tower

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Composed of 140 prefabricated capsules attached to two reinforced-concrete service core frames, Tokyo’s Nakagin Tower embodied architect Kishō Kurokawa’s vision of the capsule as the primary unit for the future city, itself an aggregation of individual unit spaces. In danger of demolition for more than a decade, the 1972 building stands as an icon of Metabolist architecture and the progenitor of urban capsule hotels.



For two centuries, Palenque was the most important city on the far western periphery of the Maya world. Its unique architecture employed new vaulting systems and imported materials, likely brought in tribute. More paintings, stuccoes, and limestone sculptures survive in its palace than at any other single Maya building, and the cross-vaulted crypt in the Temple of Inscriptions employs engineering unrivalled in its time.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 13 new and 47 revised articles.

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Collection Guides

Join Oxford Art Online on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries.

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Grove Guide to the Art Market

Explore the new Grove Art subject guide on the art market, which brings together articles related to finance, art law, provenance, cultural heritage, collecting, connoisseurship, galleries, auction houses, and dealers.

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Latin American Art

Grove Art continues a major initiative to revise and expand Grove’s content on Latin American art and architecture. Led by Tom Cummins at Harvard University, this project includes scholarship on topics from the Pre-Columbian period to present day.