- “A thoughtful and provocative study of the Japanese architect whose earthbound concrete buildings are both sensual and serene.”
- “The book is sure to satiate all fans of the architect, and create new ones out of those who have not come across his work.”
“An influential architect’s austere, ingenious work in a stunning monograph.”
"If there’s one man responsible for making concrete sexy again it’s this guy."
Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today. 2023 EditionHardcover, 12.1 x 15.4 in., 15.76 lb, 740 pages200Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
Discover the master of Modernist simplicity in this overview of Tadao Ando’s entire career. Following the architect from his beginnings in 1975 to today, this updated XXL-sized tribute profiles each structure through fresh photographs and drawings, and includes such new projects as the He Art Museum in Foshan, China, and the Bourse de Commerce in Paris.
Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today200
Perfection in Simplicity
Tadao Ando’s complete works from 1975 until today
Discover the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the discipline’s four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize.
Philippe Starck defines him as a “mystic in a country which is no longer mystic.” Philip Drew calls his buildings “land art” as they “struggle to emerge from the earth.” His designs have been described as haiku crafted from concrete, water, light, and space. But to Ando, true architecture is not expressed in metaphysics or beauty, but rather through space that embodies physical wisdom.
This thoroughly updated edition spans the breadth of his entire career, including such acclaimed new projects as the Bourse de Commerce in Paris and the Nakanoshima Children’s Book Forest in Osaka. Each project is profiled through photographs and architectural drawings to explore Ando’s unprecedented use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and natural forms.
Featuring designs from award-winning private homes, churches, museums, and apartment complexes to cultural spaces throughout Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, and the USA, this XXL-edition brings you up close and personal with a Modernist master.
Tadao Ando (born in 1941) is one of the world’s most renowned contemporary architects. At first a boxer, he decided to pursue architecture two years after graduating from high school. He is the only one to have won the discipline’s four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize. Ando currently works from his native Osaka.
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on numerous major architects, including Norman Foster, Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid.
Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today. 2023 EditionHardcover, 30.8 x 39 cm, 7.15 kg, 740 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8956-7Edition: English, French, German
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