This Shigeru Ban monograph by Matilda McQuaid presents the acclaimed Japanese master and showcases his delicate yet stunning architecture. Shigeru Ban (b. 1957) is best known for his structures using organic materials such as paper tubes, bamboo and engineered wood. Ban’s versatile architectural production ranges from temporary shelters for earthquake refugees to luxury villas, cultural buildings, pavilions and much more.
This Phaidon monograph is lavishly illustrated with good quality colour photos and diagrammatic architectural drawings. According to the back cover text, the book has been designed in collaboration with the architecture, and the result is simply beautiful both from the outside and the inside. The contents are divided into sections per material or structural focus: Paper, Wood, Bamboo, Prefabrication and Skin. The book also contains an introduction by the author Matilda McQuaid and an essay by Shigeru Ban titled “Engineering and architecture: Building the Japan Pavilion”. The foreword is by Frei Otto.
The copy in stock is as good as new. There are no visible signs of wear.