Tadao Ando (b. 1941) is one of Japan's leading architects and designers. This book is a complete monograph of Ando's work, examining in detail over 100 buildings and projects, illustrated by drawings, sketches, plans and other material from the architect's own studio. This exhaustive survey ranges from the smallest of Ando's private houses from the 1970s to such major commissions as the Church on the Water, Hokkaido (1981), the Japanese Pavilion for Expo '92 in Seville and the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum (1992). An interview with Ando conducted by Hiroshi Maruyama accompanies a selection of essays by a range of respected international critics including Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Francois Chaslin and Frederic Jameson together with selected writings by Ando himself.