Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Tadao Ando (English, German and French Edition) Paperback – February 19, 2000

5 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$49.99 $7.74

Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

Language Notes

Text: English, French, German (translation)
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen (February 19, 2000)
  • Language: English, German, French
  • ISBN-10: 3822878693
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822878699
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.7 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,907,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse