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El Croquis, 44: Tadao Ando 1983/1989

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El Croquis, 44: Tadao Ando 1983/1989

by LEVENE, Richard C. and MARQUEZ CECILIA, Fernandez (editors)

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Madrid: El Croquis 1993, 1993. Second edition of issue no. 44 of El Croquis, the influential Spanish architectural journal. 338x240mm. pp. 204. Presented in the usual El Croquis format, bound in stiff card covers with a black and white photograph of Ando on the upper cover. Some rubbing and shelfwear and slight chipping to the head of the backstrip. The contents are in near fine condition. On the ffep and the title page are original signed drawings by Ando in blue crayon. The sketch on the ffep is dated 25/08/96. Illustrated throughout with photographs and architectural drawings. Text in Spanish and English. The first edition of this issue of El Croquis covering work by Ando between 1983 and 1989 was published in 1990. This second edition was published in January 1993 to coincide with issue 58 of El Croquis which covered Ando's work between 1989 and 1992. Then, in 1996, issue 44 was republished with issue 58 creating a much larger single issue devoted to Ando's work. This second edition of issue 44 is significantly rarer than the 1996 omnibus issue 44+58 and, with the original drawings by Ando himself, it is a unique copy of an already scarce work. The magazine contains an essay by Ando: "Spatial Composition and Nature". There are three other critical essays and an analysis of seven of Ando's projects including the Chapel on Mount Rokko, the Pavilion for the Tennoji Fair and the Natsukawa Memorial Hall. The black and white images are very good and respond well to the large format of El Croquis. A lovely copy of a serious study of a serious architect.


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El Croquis, 44: Tadao Ando 1983/1989
LEVENE, Richard C. and MARQUEZ CECILIA, Fernandez (editors)
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