ISBN: 9783836535496 Category:

Masao Furuyama


In this essential TASCHEN introduction to Tadao Ando we explore the hybrid of tradition, modernism, and function that allows his buildings to enchant architects, designers, fashion designers, and beyond. Through key projects including private homes, churches, museums, apartment complexes, and cultural spaces, we explore a uniquely monumental yet comforting aesthetic that draws as much on the calm restraint of Japanese tradition as the compelling modernist vocabularies of Bauhaus and Le Corbusier.
With featured projects in Japan, France, Italy, Spain, and the United States, we see not only Ando’s global reach but also his refined sensitivity for the environs: the play of light through windows, and, in particular, the interaction of buildings with water. From the mesmerizing Church of the Light in Osaka to the luminous Punta della Dogana Contemporary Art Center in Venice, this is a radiant tour through a distinctly contemporary form as much as a timeless appeal of light, elements, and equilibrium.

Additional information

Weight 631 g
Dimensions 21.7 x 26.6 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 4 September 2016
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Tadao Ando, Edited by Peter Gössel
Dimensions 21.7 x 26.6 cm
Weight 631 g


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