From the publisher:
"Discover the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the discipline’s four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize.
"Philippe Starck defines him as a “mystic in a country which is no longer mystic.” Philip Drew calls his buildings “land art” as they “struggle to emerge from the earth.” His designs have been described as haiku crafted from concrete, water, light, and space. But to Ando, true architecture is not expressed in metaphysics or beauty, but rather through space that embodies physical wisdom."
This book features projects from Ando's entire career, illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings, to provide a comprehensive overview of the architect's practice.
height 28.9cm | width 22.8cm | 740 pages | hardcover
Philip Jodidio (b. 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and served as editor-in-chief for the French art magazine Connaissance des Arts from 1980 to 2002. He is the author of more than 100 books on art and architecture.