Tadao Ando: Conversations with Students (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012) contains a selection of Tadao Ando’s own writing about his experiences as a self-taught, practicing architect. Tadao Ando (b. 1941) is known for crafting serenely austere structures and expressive concrete forms that fuse Japanese building traditions with Western modernism. He has been awarded with, for example, the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Premium Imperiale, and Kyoto prizes of architecture.
The book is the first English-language translation of Ando’s own writings. The copllection has been edited and the texts have been translated from Japan into English by Matthew Hunter. The headlines are Origins; Regionalism; Toward a Living Architecture; Individuality, Partiality and Totality in Architecture; and A Love for Architecture. The book concludes with some questions and answers that have been collected from an event at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Architecture in November 1998. The book has been illustrated with some black-and-white photographs and drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The covers show some signs of use, but the glueing of the binding is fine and the pages are clean and tidy.