Item #8672 Tadao Ando. Tadao Ando, Masato Kawamukai, Mirko Zardini, texts.
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Tadao Ando. Architectural Monographs No. 14

London/New York: Academy Editions/St. Martin's, 1990. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's blue cloth, spine stamped in silver, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.

First edition monograph on Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Originally a boxer and fighter and never formally trained in the field, Ando self-studied through drawing courses and extensive travel between 1962 and 1969. Throughout the 70s and 80s, he began to execute residential buildings in saka and Ashiya defined by a minimalist aesthetic and use of natural materials. Rising to prominence as a "critical regionalist" by the early 90s, he received several commissions outside Japan, including in Chicago, Sevilla, Milan, Venice, and Paris, leading to international recognition. Prepared in collaboration with Ando, this survey of his career comprises essays by Mirko Zardini, Masato Kawamukai, and Ando himself, alongside numerous photos, plans, and elevations for his commercial and housing projects, private homes, theaters, and religious buildings. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates. Unclipped dust jacket with small price sticker to lower panel, and light rubbing. Near fine. Item #8672

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