The Yale Studio and Current WorksANDO, Tadao
New York: Rizzoli. 1989.
First edition. 4to. 245x195mm. pp. 144. White card covers with an illustrated card dust jacket protected by a glassine sleeve. Some slight bumping to the corners of the covers. The contents are in fine condition. Signed by Ando and contains an original sketch, in violet pencil, by Ando to the half-title page.
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.