Tadao Ando (born 13 September 1941) is a Japanese self-taught architect. He is the winner of the 1995 Pritzker Prize. The simplicity of his architecture emphasizes the concept of sensation and physical experiences, mainly influenced by Japanese culture.
Philip Drew calls his buildings "land art" as they "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. This book, created at the height of Ando's illustrious career, presents his complete works to date.
Based round an interview with Tadao Ando, this book explores the influence of the Buddhist concept of nothingness on Ando's Christian architecture. It focuses on the cultural significance of the buildings of one the world's leading contemporary architects.
Celebrates the opening of the new Visitor Center at the Clark Art Institute. This title captures the building's indoor and outdoor spaces - including reflecting pools, galleries, and courtyards - in more than 60 images. It also includes an essay that offers an architectural critic's perspective on the building.