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The Tadao touch: Ando's complete works to date New format - new price! "In architecture, there is a part that is the result of logical reasoning and a part that is created through the senses. There is always a point where they clash. I don't think architecture can be created without that collision." -Tadao Ando Philippe Starck describes him as a "mystic in a country which is no longer mystic." Philip Drew calls his buildings "land art" that "struggle to emerge from the earth." He is the only architect to have won the discipline's four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize. His name is Tadao Ando, and he is the world's greatest living architect. Combining influences from Japanese tradition with the best of Modernism, Ando has developed a completely unique building aesthetic that makes use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and nature in a way that has never been witnessed in architecture. Ando has designed award-winning private homes, churches, museums, apartment complexes, and cultural spaces throughout Japan, as well as in France, Italy, Spain, and the USA. This book, created at the height of Ando's illustrious career, presents his complete works to date.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.7" Width: 9.5" Height: 1.7" Weight: 5.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
ISBN 3822809306 ISBN13 9783822809303
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More About Philip Jodidio
Philip Jodidio was the editor in chief of the French art monthly Connaissance des Arts for more than twenty years. He is the author of more than 100 books on contemporary architecture, including Rizzoli's I.M. Pei: The Complete Works and Tadao Ando: Venice. Elizabeth Dowling is professor emeritus at Georgia Tech University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ando: Complete Works (Taschen Spring)?
Great book : Deceptive title May 25, 2008
A great look at awe inspiring architecture. This book is loaded with large sized color and b&w photographs, plans, building sections, and sketches. A brief, shall I say minimalist, description of each presented building is provided. Also, an informative opening essay covers Ando's evolving career and design philosophy.
The only caveat: this book covers the 'complete work' only through the device of a thumbnail appendix containing very small b&w photos of all of Ando's work. The wonderful "Church on the Water" is an unfortunate victim of this ultra-minimal, as well as deceptive, approach. It will therefore be necessary to look elsewhere for those buildings that have not received truly complete coverage. However, the works included here are well presented and well worth contemplation and study.
Very good book indeed... Mar 29, 2008
Very good designed book...informative...plenty of drawings but they used yellowish color, so drawings are hard to read...but it worths every penny that you spent... Yagmur Toprakli/Ankara
Comprehensive and well-presented Feb 29, 2008
Content wise, it is very similar to Ando (Taschen Basic Architecture series) - a smaller format paperback. In fact, the two books share many photos. This book adds lots of hand drawings and CAD illustrations to complement the photos and to help readers understand the perspective. But don't take me wrong, this is not a textbook, this is a well-designed coffee-table book that you can enjoy reading page after page. This book is a real bargain.
Ando Complete Works Nov 30, 2007
Super value for the price. Good photos and drawings and several projects which are not well documented in other works.