The works of the architect from Osaka in a volume that also contains a thorough selection of his writings and an anthology of the most significant critical texts. Vol. 1. 1969-1994.
The work of Tadao Ando faces us with the problem of the inadequacy of our tools of interpretation, which are incapable of accepting, with reason, the oriental vision of the cosmos as an intimate fusion of order and chaos. Mental mechanism that do not fit into occidental logic, a conception of time inseparable from the manifestations of the natural world; these are just some of the aspects that can be seen in Ando’s liveliest works. The selection presented makes it possible to identify the works in which the architect from Osaka achieves fullness of meaning that defies any attempt at reduction. Apart from documentation on Ando’s activities in the 1970s, the book contains a thorough selection of his writings and an anthology of the most significant critical texts on his work published in Japan and the West.