The Yale Studio and Current WorksANDO, Tadao
Rizzoli: New York, 1989.
1st ed, small 4to. 143pp, illustrated throughout. Nearfine in white card covers with an illustrated card wrap in a glassine sleeve. Contains an original sketch, in violet pencil, by Ando to the half-title page. Near Fine.
In 1987, Tadao Ando conducted an advanced studio at Yale University. The first part of this book is Ando’s own account of that studio and describes the work carried out with the students from the Yale architecture school, in particular a project to design a new art museum based on Paul Rudolph’s 1962 modernist Art and Architecture building at Yale. In the second part Ando discusses his own work and focuses on ten projects including tea houses, a chapel, private houses and shopping malls. There are analytical essays by Kenneth Frampton and Peter Eisenman. A further piece by George Kunihiro, Ando’s assistant at Yale, discusses Ando’s teaching methods. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, copies of sketches and formal architectural drawings.