Tadao Ando: Complete Works (AV Monographs 241-242)
Arquitectura Viva, 2022
Former boxer and a self-taught architect, Tadao Ando (Osaka, Japan, 1941) is considered to be one of the masters of contemporary architecture. Monumental, abstract, and essential, his extensive oeuvre – with over three hundred completed buildings – is defined by the use of stringent geometries, simple materials, and scenographic lighting. After introductions by Kenneth Frampton and Luis Fernández-Galiano, ‘AV Monographs 241-242’ presents a selection of 35 works arranged in a detailed chronological journey, and which take stock of the existential serenity and connection with nature that characterizes the oeuvre of the Japanese master.