This work reveals Tadao Ando's architecture through the medium of Richard Pare's photography. Pare works without the aid of artificial lighting to capture as directly as possible the light, colour and atmosphere of Ando's spaces. The book includes 22 of Ando's buildings from the last eight years and the photographs are accompanied by Ando's sketches, drawings and a brief decription. The introductory essay by Heneghan follows a short piece by Ando himself.
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Tadao Ando, one-time truck driver and boxer, is a self-taught Japanese architect whose winning of the 1995 Pritzker Prize has given him preeminence among his gifted generation. Ando reinvents Japan's architectural tradition in contemporary terms, using minimalist concrete structures of monumental scale, reminiscent of the Brutalist architecture of America's Louis Kahn. Almost all of Ando's works are in Japan, many in his native Osaka. Richard Pare's photographs of Ando's buildings, lovingly reproduced here, have drawn praise from Ando himself, who describes them as having "a phantasmic beauty beyond real time."From Library Journal:
Dramatically understated and immaculately detailed, Ando's architecture interweaves concrete and glass as primary materials and stone, wood, and steel as secondary materials, resulting in Zen understatement, cool elegance, and aesthetic purity. This volume is an apt representation of Ando's work. Pare's photographs describe and reveal the architecture with a level of detail often unseen in architectural photography. A highly informative and thorough introductory essay by architect Tom Heneghan is interspersed with pencil sketches printed on translucent Japanese paper. An appendix describing major projects mixes black-and-white photographs, plans, sections, and elevations with data on building area, structural materials, and construction dates. This material would serve better had it been integrated with Pare's photographs, and an index would have helped. Still, students of modern architecture will delight in Pare's unparalleled portrait of Ando's work.?Paul Glassman, Pratt Inst. Lib., Brooklyn
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Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd 30/10/1996, 1996. Book Condition: Like New. Limited Edition, book is in a presentation box with two signed original images. Signed by Tadao Ando. Box has some minor shelf wear from storage otherwise new. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 102242-4
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