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Shigeru Ban

Ambasz, Emilio;Ban, Shigeru

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ISBN 10: 1568982348 / ISBN 13: 9781568982342
Published by Princeton Architectural Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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176 pages, profuse color illus., a little rubbing to the dustjacket, else a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 032520

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Title: Shigeru Ban

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Shigeru Ban may be best known for his evocative Curtain Wall House in Tokyo?a highlight of the Museum of Modern Art's 1999 Un-Private House exhibit?but few know the range of this Japanese architect's work. In this first English-language monograph on Ban, 30 built projects reveal his inventiveness and humanitarianism. Ban's primary objectives in his work are the use of low cost materials and the dissolution of the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces. His paper tube designs, which he first created as emergency housing for victims of Rwanda's civil war, were later reconfigured for earthquake victims in Kobe and are currently incorporated in Ban's Japanese Pavilion at Hannover Expo 2000. Influenced by the Japanese tradition of linking the home with the surrounding environment, Ban has created buildings such as Hanegi Forest and Walls?less House that invite nature to coexist with design.

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Mr. Ban is a brilliant designer of private houses, apartment houses, public buildings, and museum exhibitions. In these, he has displayed a striking talent for innovative form, structure, and spatial organization. Herbert Muschamp, New York Times

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