Tadao Ando: Buildings Projects Writings (ed. Kenneth Frampton; Rizzoli, 1984) is a concise yet insightful book on Ando’s critical and minimalist modernism.
This is the most comprehensive study to date on the work of the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, one of the leading figures of his generation. Born in Osaka in 1940, Ando has had less than a decade in which to develop his national international reputation, starting with his Azuma Residence of 1976 to his Rokko hillside housing complex, completed in 1983. Ando’s work is unique for the subtlety with which he reinterprets the traditional Japanese concepts of nature, light and structural form in terms of an uncompromisingly modern vocabulary. (…) This volume documents twenty-one of Ando’s projects in plans, photographs, and sketches, together with a number of texts written by Ando himself, and critical essays written by Kenneth Frampton and Koji Taki.
– Tadao Ando: Buildings Projects Writings (ed. Kenneth Frampton; Rizzoli, 1984), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white project photos and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The glueing of the binding shows no signs of weakening. The covers show some small signs of shelf wear and use.