Atlas: Tadao Ando is a photographic photobook by photographer and film director Philippe Séclier, who has made both a personal and original study of the career and work of the Japanese architect, Tadao Ando.
In 2012, Philippe Séclier visits Tadao Ando's iconic Church of Light, and was immediately moved to begin a journey on the other side of the world, to study the architect's work more closely. The book is a unique illustration of Ando's work, which resulted in a 9 year long journey to document over 130 buildings. By walking around each building and viewing it from new angles, Séclier found new perspectives. This helped him further understand Ando's genius for line and composition.
Philippe Séclier is a photographer and film director. His works include, among others, Hôtel Puerto and La longue route de sable , which is based on a text by Pier Paolo Pasolini. In addition, he has directed two documentaries, Instants d'année and Un voyage américain , which are about Robert Frank's book - The Americans .
The foreword to the book was written by Yann Nussaume, who is a professor at the National Institute of Architecture in Paris.
Dimensions: 21.0 x 28.5 cm. Hard cover.
Number of pages: 296 p.
Author: Philippe Séclier