Ando: Complete Works 1975 - Today
One of the most respected names in contemporary architecture today, Tadao Ando fuses the design principles of modernism with traditional Japanese influences. This impressive monograph explores Ando's creative use of natural light, concrete, wood, water and space, resulting in designs that seamlessly integrate with the organic form of the environment rather than conform to the arbitrary constrictions. Ando's work has been described as "haikus in concrete," a nod toward the architect's Zen-like philosophy, and his mastery of material and form. This volume pays homage to his works beginning in 1975 and to more recent projects such as the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy.