Toyo Ito by Toyo Ito, Riken Yamamoto, Dana Buntrock, Taro Igar

Arts & Photography | Architecture
Toyo Ito
Title:
Toyo Ito
Author:
Toyo Ito, Riken Yamamoto, Dana Buntrock, Taro Igar
ISBN:
0714845051
ISBN13:
978-0714845050
Size PDF:
1425 kb
Size epub:
1592 kb
Publisher:
Phaidon Press Inc.; 1st edition (October 13, 2008)
Language:
English
Other formats:
pdf, odf, mobi, cb7, azw, lit, ibooks
Rating:
3.8
Votes:
329

It has been said that the Sendai Mediatheque (2000), with its revolutionary approach to engineering, marks a turning point not only in Toyo Ito's architecture but in contemporary architecture in general.



Before Sendai, Ito's work emphasized structural lightness and transparency, and what he saw as the ever-changing 'non-context' of Japanese cities. But though Ito's designs still show these early influences, after the Sendai Mediatheque he began to leave behind what he increasingly saw as the boring and inappropriate boxes favored by modernism. Ito moved toward a light, sensuous, and often organic architecture that engages with the cities around it and the people who inhabit it.



These ideas are exemplified in this unique monograph, in which Toyo Ito presents a selection of his projects, all extensively illustrated with photos, diagrams, drawings, and computer realizations. Each of the book's projects and thematic sections is introduced with a short essay by Ito.

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