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Índice Entrevista.............................................pg. 04 Carta ao leitor................pg.08 Debate...............................................pg. 20 Artigo....................pg. 38 Tecnologia...............................................................pg. 63 Anunciantes...................pg.23 Fale conosco...............................pg. 60

TIJOLO POR TIJOLO..........................pg. 31 Turf Houses da Islândia....................pg. 18 O museu ao ar livre de Hakone..........................pg. 52 Xangai Revisitada..............pg. 27 Estruturas Metálicas.........................pg. 58

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Close to both Tokyo and Mount Fuji the small town of Hakone holds something of a revelation. However, unless you are from Japan, you may well not have heard of it. The town plays host to a large open air museum where the works of many famous artists are held - outdoors. It is an attempt (and a successful one) to balance art and nature in harmony. The artworks, combined with the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains give the visitor an unforgettable experience. There are surprises around every corner at this unique museum, sights which will provoke thought and sometimes even laughter. This head on its side looks like some vast relic of a long vanished civilisation. Perhaps before you start to explore the massive grounds you should visit the extravagant stained glass tower which in the light of summer is like something from a fairy tale. You can climb to the top and check out the rest of the museum from here, so you can plan which pieces to visit next (but the choice can be bewildering).


5 From the top of the staircase you can take a look at what else is on offer - below is just one of the angles to be surveyed from its dizzy heights. The breathtaking beauty of the surrounding countryside is a marvellous environment for these fluid sculptures. A far cry from a stuffy museum. The Japanese have a unique and sometimes impenetrable sense of humour (from the perspective of a Westerner). However, they do have a sense of fun which is easy to understand, even when it comes to art. The above is Shaun of the Dead, based on the famous zombie movie and created by its writer and star Simon Pegg and its director, Edgar Wright. The movie has cult status in Japan probably everywhere to tell the truth). Among the more thought provoking pieces is Man and Pagasus by Carl Milles. Milles was perhaps better known for his fountains but the Swedish sculptor excelled himself with this hugely powerful piece showing man’s desire to tame nature. Phillip King, who was once Henry Moore’s assistant turned to Japan in the nineties and produced a series of innovative scultpures outside his normal style, one of which can be found in the garden (above).


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e will now relate the true history of the horn of the unicorn. The horn grows out of the forehead between the eyelids. It is neither light nor hollow, nor yet smooth like other horns, but hard as iron, rough as a file. It is wreathed about with divers spires. It is sharper than any dart, and it is straight and not crooked, and everywhere black except at the

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“The horn of the unicorn has a wonderful power of dissolving and expelling all venom or poison. If a unicorn puts his horn into water from which any venomous beast has drunk, the horn drives away poison, so that the unicorn can drink without harm. It is said that the horn being put on the tables of kings and set among their junkets and banquets reveals any venom if there be any such therein, by a


7 any such therein, by a certain sweat which comes over the horn.” “The horn of a unicorn being beaten and boiled in wine has a wonderful effect in making the teeth white or clear. And thus much shall suffice for the medicines and virtues arising from the unicorn.” Unicorns are very swift. They keep for the most part in the deserts and live solitary in the tops of mountains. There is nothing more horrible than the voice or braying of the unicorn, for his voice is strained above measure.” “The unicorn fights with both the mouth and his heels, with the mouth biting like a lion’s and the heels kicking like a horse’s.”


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