Discover the utterly unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to win the profession's four most prestigious awards: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperial and Kyoto prizes.
Philippe Starck describes him as a "mystic in a land that is no longer mystical." Philip Drew calls his buildings "land art" because they "struggle to emerge from the earth." His designs have been described as haikus made of concrete, water, light and space. But for Ando, true architecture is not expressed in metaphysics or beauty, but rather through space that embodies physical wisdom.
This thoroughly updated edition covers the breadth of his entire career, including acclaimed new projects such as the Bourse de Commerce in Paris and the Nakanoshima Children's Book Forest in Osaka. Each project is described using photographs and architectural drawings to explore Ando's unprecedented use of concrete, wood, water, light, space and natural forms.
With designs from award-winning private homes, churches, museums and apartment complexes to cultural spaces in Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, Germany, Mexico and the U.S., this XXL edition brings you up close and personal with a modernist master.
Title: Ando. Complete Works 1975-Today
Author: Tadao Ando
Size: 308 x 390 mm
Size: 740 pages
Weight: 7.15 kg