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Tadao Ando. Complete Works

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Philippe Starck describes him as a "mystic in a country which is no longer mystic." Drew Philip calls his buildings "land art" that "struggle to emerge from the earth." He is the only architect to have won the discipline's four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize. His name is Tadao Ando, and he is the world's greatest livin
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Hardcover, 492 pages
Published November 11th 2004 by Taschen
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Lorenzo Diaz campos
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arquitectura
La arquitectura ha olvidado que el espacio puede ser una fuente de inspiración”. Tadao Ando

La sencillez de la perfección es el título del texto escrito por Philip Jodidio -editor del libro- como introducción de este magnífico volumen, que incluye todos los proyectos realizados por este gran arquitecto Japonés, entre 1975 y el 2012.
Tadao Ando es uno de los arquitectos vivos más importantes del mundo y el único que ha sido galardonado con los 4 mayores reconocimientos de la arquitectura: el Pritz
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Enterpricicle
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
This is an amazing book, truly a must-have for any fan of Ando's work.

It teaches you a lot about Ando's mindset and style, mostly by simply showing you his work through photos.
The accompanying texts are short, but informative, the photos are beautiful and capture Ando's use of light and shadow very well, showcasing his impressive talent and drawing in the reader.
The numerous photos and groundplans help you 'understand' the building and make it easy to imagine walking through it (something I app
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dario
May 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Words can`t deal with Tadao Ando.
The approaches, the methods, the myriad of tiny details made his architecture, in my humble opinion, unique.
The raison d'etre of "Church of the light" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_o...) seems to be a mixture of minimalism, solitude, mindfulness, humility.
The book, for those lovers of architecture, is a delight for the eyes and senses.

Incredible, for me, that all the buildings comes from a single mind of a simple mind of a simple human being.

Sir Tadao Ando
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titi
May 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Ando has always been my architectural icon, and this book captures his spirit.
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