Trade in Yours
For a 13.91 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Tadao Ando, Complete Works 1975-2011 [Hardcover]

Philip Jodidio
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Trade In this Item for up to 13.91
Trade in Tadao Ando, Complete Works 1975-2011 for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 13.91, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

15 Sep 2012
Philippe Starck describes him as a "mystic in a country which is no longer mystic." Philip Drew calls his buildings "land art" that "struggle to emerge from the earth." He is the only architect to have won the discipline's four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize. His name is Tadao Ando, and he is one of the greatest living architects. Combining influences from Japanese tradition with the best of Modernism, Ando has developed a completely unique building aesthetic that makes use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and nature in a way that has never been witnessed in architecture. His designs include award-winning private homes, churches, museums, apartment complexes, and cultural spaces throughout Japan, as well as in France, Italy, Spain, and the USA. This book, created at the height of Ando's illustrious career, and thoroughly updated for this new 2010 edition, presents his complete works to date.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 664 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Updated edition (15 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836528134
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836528139
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 451,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

Product Description

Review

"This magnificent book... full of vibrant color images... is a testament to the talents of the world-renowned Japanese architect." -Luxury Home Design magazine, Australia"

About the Author

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview 26 April 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Provides a good and wide ranging overview of Ando's work. Outlines his development and key works, placing them in a context of his and the general development of architecture from the 70s onwards Photographs, sketches and drawings of the projects give a good sense of the innovative quality of Ando's work.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Tadao Ando 22 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Really good book to study Ando's works. Who ever interested in exposed concrete in architecture must have Ando in theirs collection.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book 12 Dec 2013
By nh
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The book is of high quality. Excellent for your personal collection or as a gift. It is good as it includes photos, architect's sketches and Autocad drawings of each project.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ando's book by Philip Jodidio 10 Nov 2012
By Hora - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
An interesting coffee table book that serves as a visual compilation of Ando's most important projects to date. The volume covers a wide array of his work, spanning 35 years of his practice.

Each section is well-illustrated with photographs and drawings. However the floor plans are sometimes difficult to read due to the small scale and lack of indices or labels identifying spaces. Text is minimal, with only brief descriptions of projects.

Overall, a nice pictorial survey of an important architect's impressive body of work.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb photography and a lot to learn 8 Sep 2012
By Matthew Posner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My wife bought this book for me for my birthday this summer, direct from Taschen. Taschen always has superb art books with great color photography, and this one is as good as any I have ever seen. I was unfamiliar with the work of Ando Tadao, and I am now pleased to say that as a result of this book, I have become a fan. Ando's blending of interior and exterior space (walk through a central courtyard, with a tree, to get from one part of the home to another), plus his use of concrete to create calm surfaces, have me wishing to see his buildings in person. The book has text in English, German, and French, and features both photos from multiple angles and also reproductions of his orginal drawings so that you can study the transition from plan to reality.

Great book. Fascinating architecture.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 31 July 2012
By jsbasset - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Overall a great book for any Ando fan. Covers dozens of projects with beautiful photographs. I wish there was a little more written information on the projects but overall a great book to own
3.0 out of 5 stars Complete works but not really detailed 24 Jun 2014
By Jorge - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This version of the Book is medium size, not the bigger one.
I think all the works are on the book but not the full information about the buildings , so, you won't be able to imagine all the buildings.

For an Architect trying to study about Ando's work is not really good. sometimes there are not good sections or elevations to discover how good or bad the design is. if you want seriously to study Ando's work, this book is not the best one, but still you may enjoy it and get inspired.
4.0 out of 5 stars Ando 27 Nov 2013
By Eugene L. Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The volume is very extensive and well done except for some of the drawings. First they are too small to be very useful, and second they are drawn with a very light colored ink. If this was done by intent then that was a bad decision. If it wasn't intentional than I got a defective book. Still a nice book that would be great with better drawings.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback