Tadao Ando | Exhibition catalogue
Tadao Ando is a Japanese architect, known internationally for his mastering of light, his minimalist contructions, the formalism of his plans and his geometric compositions.
Rewarded many times, including by the prestigious Pritzker price in 1995, he now works on many monumentos projects, including the museum of the Pinault Collection, in the former Bourse de Commerce (commodity exchange) of Paris.
This catalogue helps understand the elegant and simple work of this architect, throughout 70 of his most beautiful projects. This rich monograph is enriched by 3 portfolios presenting black and white photographs, his pencil drawings, and, for the first time reproduced, his travel books.
The catalogue contains an original and signed drawing made by Tadao Ando himself, amongst 3 models:
- The first drawing represent the facade of the "Eglise de la Lumière", an iconic symbol of his work, that the architect reconstructed in front of the Centre Pompidou for the exhibition.
- The second one represents a project that is still under development: the transformation of the former Bourse de Commerce of Paris in the new musuem of the Pinault Fondation.
- The third one represents the Musuem of art of Chichu, one of the six architectural projects on the island of Naoshima, in Japan.