Ando. Complete Works 1975-today
- Author Philip Jodidio
- Publisher Taschen
Ando. Complete Works 1975-today explores the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the discipline’s four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale and Kyoto Prize. Philippe Starck defines him as a “mystic in a country which is no longer mystic”.
Philip Drew calls his buildings “land art” as they “struggle to emerge from the earth”. His designs have been described as haiku crafted from concrete, water, light and space. To Ando, true architecture is not expressed in metaphysics or beauty but rather through space that embodies physical wisdom.