Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando

By: Yann Nussaume (author)Hardback

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The minimalist concrete architecture of Tadao Ando has roots both in Japanese traditions and in Western architecture. This book begins with both contexts: it explores how Ando unites Japanese tradition with a contemporary Western architectural idiom. By analyzing systematically and chronologically the roots and sources that have influenced the thinking of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, the author communicates the principles and constants to which Ando's buildings can be traced back, and at the same time he places them in the appropriate context within the architect's characteristic ideas and intentions. Yann Nussaume teaches at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'architecture in Paris and is the author of numerous publications on Japanese and Chinese architecture. Die minimalistische Betonarchitektur von Tadao Ando hat ihre Wurzeln sowohl in japanischen Traditionen als auch in der modernen westlichen Architektur. Genau bei diesen Zusammenhangen setzt das Buch an: Es untersucht, auf welche Weise Ando in seinem Werk japanische Tradition und zeitgenoessische westliche Architektursprache vereint. Indem der Autor systematisch und chronologisch die Wurzeln und Quellen analysiert, die fur das architektonische Denken des Pritzker-Preistragers pragend sind, vermittelt er die zentralen Grundsatze und Konstanten, auf die sich Andos Bauten zuruckfuhren lassen, und er stellt sie zugleich in den ihnen angemessenen Kontext der besonderen Denkweise und Intentionen des Architekten.

About Author

Yann Nussaume lehrt an der Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture in Paris und verfasste bereits zahlreiche Publikationen uber japanische und chinesische Architektur.


1 Japanese architecture in the 1970s and the great debate of tradition v. modernity and its development during the 20th century.- 2 Birthplace: the town of Osaka and the region of Kansai.- 3 Self-education as a means of developing a practice: the influence of Le Corbusier and the Gutai group.- 4 Journeys and experiences, architectural and personal.- 5 Rediscovering an abstract nature.- 6 The 1970s: microcosms, retreating on yourself to capture nature.- 7 The 1980s: geometrical compositions.- 8 The 1990s: the building revealing the spirit of a place.- 9 Transcending the frontiers of culture, the 2000s and concrete as a trademark.- 10 A universal theory?- 11The influence on a new generation.- Bibliografical references.- Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783034600057
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9783034600057
  • weight: 1083
  • ISBN10: 3034600054
  • translations: French

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