Tadao Ando
Tadao Ando Tadao Ando
Cologne: Taschen. 1997.

First edition. 4to. 300x225mm. pp. 176. Illustrated card cover with some slight creasing to the head of the spine and a small crease at the top of the upper cover near the hinge. The contents, which are in fine condition, represent a survey of some of Ando's projects including the Church of the Light, Osaka; the Japan Pavilion from Expo '92 in Seville and the Forest of Tombs Museum, Kumamoto. The introductory essay by Jodidio, "Shelters for the Spirit", is in English, French and German. Each "project" has a short introduction and is then beautifully illustrated with photographs. There is chronological list of Ando's work and a short biography. Additionally, and making this a unique item, the book is signed by Ando and has three original sketches by him, all in red pencil, to the title page and pages 7 & 9.