- Hardcover: 664 pages
- Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Updated edition (15 Sept. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3836528134
- ISBN-13: 978-3836528139
- Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 5 x 29.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 953,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tadao Ando, Complete Works 1975-2011 Hardcover – 15 Sep 2012
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"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.
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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.
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.