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Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-2010. Art Edition

Edition of 200
Suisse binding with cover artwork in clamshell box, 12.1 x 15.4 in., 17.56 lb, 466 pages
US$ 3,500
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The ecologically minded architect Shigeru Ban is famous for his structures crafted from recyclable materials as well as his adoption of traditional Japanese building methods. Discover his fascinating practice in this study of his oeuvre, presented with a special handcrafted mesh cover custom-made by Ban and inspired by the roof design of the Centre Pompidou-Metz.

Limited Art Edition of 200 signed and numbered copies, each with handcrafted mesh cover

The Paper Architect

Challenging the system with inventive repurposing of everyday materials is just the beginning of his genius
Limited to 200 numbered copies, each signed by the architect and delivered in a clamshell box, this Art Edition features a special cover custom-made by Shigeru Ban, with a handcrafted mesh of polished African Samba wood (Triplochiton scleroxylon), inspired by the roof design of the new Centre Pompidou-Metz.

Shigeru Ban (b. 1957, Tokyo) attended SCI-Arc in California and earned his degree at the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York. Based in Tokyo and Paris, Ban consistently challenges accepted notions of architecture, designing a house without walls, or an exhibition space made from paper tubes and shipping containers. This monograph, compiled with the architect’s collaboration, traces his career and features every built work of Shigeru Ban, showing clearly why he is one of the world’s most innovative and significant architects. Unlike many of his peers, Ban can create remarkable residences and still find time to design emergency relief housing for disaster areas from Kobe to New Orleans. Often using paper or cardboard tubes as a structural element, his designs give new meaning to the term “Paper Architect.”
The author

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 Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid, and soon Norman Foster.

Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-2010. Art Edition
Edition of 200
Suisse binding with cover artwork in clamshell box, 12.1 x 15.4 in., 17.56 lb, 466 pages