Tadao Ando: 1981-1989
£75.00
Japan: Kajima Institute Publishing. [Space Design]. 1989.

First edition. 4to. 290x215mm. pp. 196, [ii]. Smooth white cloth with title printed in black on the spine. White dust jacket (protected with a plastic cover) with drawing from Ando's Nakanoshima Project II. Title printed in black in English and Japanese on the upper cover and spine. A small tear to the hinge between the ffep and the front pastedown affecting only the paper, not the binding, has been repaired. Otherwise this is fine book in a fine dustjacket. Illustrated throughout with black and white and colour photographs, drawings and plans, including a five page plan of the Nakanoshima Project II. A survey by Ando and his associates and other critics and writers of the work of his practice in the 1980s. The book opens with an essay by Ando entitled "Place - Geometry - Nature" and includes other essays: "How to Fit a Square Peg in a Round Hole: The Artistry of the K House" and " The Dialectic of Tadao Ando's Architecture". There is a full list of works and projects and eight pages of drawings on heavier paper.