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Tadao Ando 2 Outside Japan (English and Japanese Edition)

Tadao ANDO

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Accompanying an earlier volume surveying houses completed by Ando, this second part focuses solely on buildings built predominantly in the Western world, in particular, the USA, England, Germany, France and Italy. Handsomely produced, all projects are complemented by observations and commentaries by Ando himself, clearly photographed in full colour and accompanied by plans, models and sketches. A total of 26 works are extensively examined, including attention to notable details, the location and site of the building, and of course Ando's hallmark use of concrete. A useful chronological table of projects dating from 1990 to 2008 places the examined works in the context of the architect's wider development.

Book Size
190×250mm
Pages
408 pages
Printing
hardcover
Publication Date
2008
Publisher
TOTO

Tadao ANDO

安藤忠雄

Tadao Ando, born in 1941 is one of the most renowned contemporary Japanese architects. Characteristics of his work include large expanses of unadorned architectural concrete walls combined with wooden or stone floors and large windows. Active natural elements, like sun, rain, and wind are a distinctive inclusion to his style. He has designed many notable buildings, including Row House in Sumiyoshi, Osaka, 1976, which gave him the Annual Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan in 1979, Church of the Light, Osaka, 1989, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 2001, Armani Teatro, Milan, 2001, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 2002 and 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo, 2007. Among many awards he has received are; Gold Medal of Architecture, Academie d'Architecture (French Academy of Architecture) in 1989, The Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1995, Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects in 2002, and Gold Medal of Union Internationale des Architectes in 2005. Ando is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the Royal Academy of Arts in London. He was also a visiting professor at Yale, Columbia, UC Barkley, and Harvard Universities.