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Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985–2015

Hardcover, 9 x 11.4 in., 6.38 lb, 568 pages
US$ 60
Updated with over a dozen recent projects, including the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch and the Aspen Art Museum, the Shigeru Ban monograph celebrates the innovative, elegant, and altruistic practice of the Pritzker-prize winning architect, lauded for his “total curiosity and commitment; endless innovation; infallible eye; acute sensibility.”

Paper palaces

Beauty meets basic human needs
From a house without walls to exhibition spaces in shipping containers, Shigeru Ban has constantly challenged architectural rule and expectation. In the age of the “starchitect,” he has also demonstrated a commitment to humanitarian practice: Over the course of his esteemed career, his inventive, elegant designs have been applied as much to private commissions as to emergency relief work at the sites of natural and man-made disasters around the world, from Kobe to New Orleans.

For the Pritzker Prize jury, which chose Ban as its 2014 winner, the architect manifests “total curiosity and commitment; endless innovation; an infallible eye; an acute sensibility.” This updated monograph, compiled with the architect’s collaboration, brings together every one of Ban's built works, including such recent projects as the Tamedia headquarters in Zurich, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch.
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 1985–2015
Hardcover, 9 x 11.4 in., 6.38 lb, 568 pages