Tadao Ando

Subtitle: endeavors
Language: English
Published: 2019
Classification: Ibz Ando, Tadao

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Selected mediatype: Book (2019)

Work information

  • Extended title: Tadao Ando, endeavors, [edited by Frédéric Migayrou]
  • Original title: Tadao Ando - le défi
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    255 pages colour illustrations.
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    This comprehensive monograph on Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando covers the span of his impressive career, with previously unpublished material and insight into his sources of inspiration. It offers insight into Tadao Ando's sober and elegant architecture through photographs, architectural drawings, and descriptions of eighty of his most significant works. His notable works span the globe: London's Tate Modern; St. Louis's Pulitzer Arts Foundation; Osaka's Church of the Light; Paris's UNESCO Meditation Space; Venice's Palazzo Grassi; Abu Dhabi's Maritime Museum; and exceptional buildings in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Germany, and throughout the United States. Japanese design principles--from the use of concrete, simple geometric volumes, and the integration of natural elements such as light or water--are essential elements that Ando uses to provoke a physical experience through his architecture. This work was originally published to accompany the exhibition "Tadao Ando: Le défi", presented at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Gallery 3, October 10 to October 31, 2018.