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Tadao Ando: Living with Nature

Tadao Ando: Living with Nature

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240 Seiten
Englisch
Random House N.Y.Rizzolierscheint am30.09.2020
This book showcases recent houses by the world-renowned Japanese minimalist architect, offering unprecedented access to his thought process through more than 100 photographs, line drawings, sketches, and plans.
Tadao Ando is one of the best-known and most influential contemporary architects with a minimalistic aesthetic and love of natural materials like glass and concrete--proof that less is more.
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KlappentextThis book showcases recent houses by the world-renowned Japanese minimalist architect, offering unprecedented access to his thought process through more than 100 photographs, line drawings, sketches, and plans.
Tadao Ando is one of the best-known and most influential contemporary architects with a minimalistic aesthetic and love of natural materials like glass and concrete--proof that less is more. This volume features ten houses and examines his approach to these designs. Viewed as a collection, these houses serve to demonstrate the wide range of Ando's prodigious genius through lavish and striking photographs. Characteristics of his work include large expanses of unadorned architectural concrete walls combined with wooden or stone floors and large windows. He uses simple methods to solve complicated and small spaces and turns them into spaces with breathtaking landscapes.
Through stunning photographs accompanied by line drawings, sketches, and plans, this volume presents several unseen and unpublished works, from the Bosco Studio and House facing the Pacific Ocean in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2014, to his penthouse in Manhattan for a Japanese collector, finished in 2017.
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ISBN978-0-8478-6530-7
ProduktartBuch
Einbandart / SetinhaltGebunden
Erscheinungsjahr2020
Erscheinungsdatum30.09.2020
Seiten240 Seiten
SpracheEnglisch
Artikel-Nr.31809911
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Born in Osaka, Japan, Tadao Ando is one of the most renowned contemporary Japanese architects. In 1969 he established Tadao Ando Architect & Associates. Ando has designed many notable buildings, including Church of the Light, Osaka, 1989; Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 2001; Armani Teatro, Milan, 2001; and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 2002. Among many awards he has received are the Pritzker Prize and the Kyoto Prize. Ando has held solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, in 1991 and Centre Pompidou in Paris, 1993 and 2018. Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard before moving to Paris, where he was editor in chief of the French art monthly Connaissance des Arts from 1980 to 2002. Jodidio has written more than 100 books about contemporary architecture and art.

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