The colours of light : Tadao Ando, architecture / Richard Pare, photography; Tom Heneghan, introduction.

by Andō, Tadao, 1941-Looking glass; Pare, RichardLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1996.Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29cm.ISBN: 0714833746.Subject(s): Architecture -- Japan -- History -- 20th centuryLooking glass | Architecture, JapaneseLooking glass | Design -- JapanLooking glassNote: Cover and half title: Tadao Ando: the colours of light.
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This work reveals Tadao Ando's architecture through the medium of Richard Pare's photography. Pare works without the aid of artificial lighting to capture as directly as possible the light, colour and atmosphere of Ando's spaces. The book includes 22 of Ando's buildings from the last eight years and the photographs are accompanied by Ando's sketches, drawings and a brief decription. The introductory essay by Heneghan follows a short piece by Ando himself.

Cover and half title: Tadao Ando: the colours of light.

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Library Journal Review

Dramatically understated and immaculately detailed, Ando's architecture interweaves concrete and glass as primary materials and stone, wood, and steel as secondary materials, resulting in Zen understatement, cool elegance, and aesthetic purity. This volume is an apt representation of Ando's work. Pare's photographs describe and reveal the architecture with a level of detail often unseen in architectural photography. A highly informative and thorough introductory essay by architect Tom Heneghan is interspersed with pencil sketches printed on translucent Japanese paper. An appendix describing major projects mixes black-and-white photographs, plans, sections, and elevations with data on building area, structural materials, and construction dates. This material would serve better had it been integrated with Pare's photographs, and an index would have helped. Still, students of modern architecture will delight in Pare's unparalleled portrait of Ando's work.‘Paul Glassman, Pratt Inst. Lib., Brooklyn (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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