Tadao Ando (b.1941) is Japan's leading architect and a designer, with a dazzling international reputation. This complete catalogue of Ando's work examines in close detail more than 100 buildings and projects, all illustrated by drawings, sketches, plans and other material from the architect's own studio. Francesco Dal Co introduces this exhaustive survey, which ranges from the smallest of Ando's private houses from the 1970s to major commissions like the Church on the Water in Hokkaido (1988), the Japanese Pavilion for Expo 92 in Seville and the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum (1992).
A revealing interview with Ando, conducted by Hiroshi Maruyama, accompanies a series of essays on Ando's architecture by a range of respected international critics including Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Tom Heneghan and Francois Chaslin, together with selected writings by Ando himself.
Francesco Dal Co is Professor of Architectural History at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. He was Director of the architecture section of the 1991 Venice Biennale.
Introductory essay by Francesco dal Co - 115 projects and built works from 1969-1994 - Writings by Tadao Ando - Interview with Hiroshi Maruyama - Anthology of critical essays by: Vittorio Gregotti - Kiyoshi Takeyama - Kenneth Frampton - Peter Eisenman - Gioranao Tironi - Darrell Wayne Fields - Francois Chaslin - Tom Heneghan - Fredric Jameson - Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani - Yuzuru Tominaga - Biographical Note - Bibliography - List of Works