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Tadao Ando (Architecture & Design) Hardcover – 28 May 1999

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; New edition edition (28 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822867314
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822867310
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 22.9 x 31.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,028,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Feb 1999
Format: Paperback
J'ai apprecier ce dernier ouvrage de Philip Jodidio, car c'est le plus complet de tous dans cette serie. Je suis etudiant en architecture et je trouve que cette edition manque cruellement de plans, de coupes et de croquis. Je me permet de vous envoyer ce message,car tous les etudiants qui sont avec penssent la meme chose, ilfaut dire aussi que c'est une editon abordable pour des etudiant en manque d'argent.
En vous remerciant.
Didier Maendly, Fribourg, Suisse
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The Expansive Spaces of Ando 29 Jan 2011
By Theseus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Another lovely book from Taschen: hardcover, cloth over boards with a sewn binding. Large format, 176 pp, a bit over 3 pounds. Color illustrations throughout, many of them full page, with some b&w elevations and floorplans.

English, French, and Italian side-by-side. Biography. Chronology. 12 page introductory essay.

Ando "is the best known contemporary Japanese architect" and almost all his important buildings are located in Japan. "...this book offers an overview of his career through his built work and current projects. Although influenced by the spirit of figures like Le Corbusier and Kahn, Ando seeks a middle path between the ancient traditions of his country and the future of architecture."

Major works that receive coverage in this book include his Rokko Housing, the Church on the Water. the Church of the Light, an exuberant Japan Pavilion for the Expo '92 in Spain, and the Hyogo Museum of Wood.

Ando is capable of creating spaces both spiritual and formidable and often does so using unassuming materials...rarely has good old concrete assumed such majesty. The cover image of a vault from the Unesco Meditation Space in Paris is a stellar example of this.
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