Tadao Ando: Conversations with Students

Tadao Ando: Conversations with Students


the latest quantity in our renowned Conversations sequence positive aspects eastern architect Tadao Ando. the most celebrated dwelling architects, Ando is healthier identified for crafting serenely austere constructions that fuse eastern development traditions with Western modernism. His minimalist masterworks-geometric kinds clad in silky-smooth uncovered concrete-are suffused with common mild and set in excellent concord with the panorama. In those highlights from lectures added on the college of Tokyo's Graduate institution of structure, Ando candidly describes his studies as a mostly self-taught practitioner, tracing his improvement from an early curiosity within the conventional construction craft of his local Japan via his political awakening within the turbulent Sixties to his present stature as one of many world's most appropriate architects. as well as exploring his aesthetic affects and dealing approach, Ando bargains scholars a highway map not just for conserving specialist integrity, but additionally for turning into potent brokers of swap on the earth.

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