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 stunning new projects as the Shanghai Poly Theater
and the Clark Center
at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Each project is profiled through photographs
and architectural drawings
to explore Ando’s unprecedented use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and natural forms. Based on the massive XXL monograph, this edition brings the architect’s definitive career overview
to an accessible format.