Tadao Ando: The Colors of Light Volume 1

View all 11 Photos

A visual dialogue between two masters.

Released in 1996, Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light Volume 1 featured photographs that captured the exquisite beauty of the Japanese architect’s work. Photographer Richard Pare collaborated for ten years with the internationally renowned, Pritzker Prize-winning architect to create the series. The book received an AIA Gold Medal Award and became an archetypal tome for architecture and photography lovers in equal measure. In 2018, global publisher of creative arts books Phaidon launched a new edition of the iconic work.

Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light Volume 1 features the same acclaimed images, but in digitally remastered versions. Among the 264 pages and 350 illustrations, the book also features the Tadao Ando’s original sketches and line drawings. These images provide a rare insight into the architect’s creative process. Remastered from the original negatives, the new edition’s photographs display the mastery of both artists. At the same time, they also introduce the work of the two masters to a younger generation. A must-have for architecture lovers as well as photography fans, Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light Volume 1 is currently available on the Phaidon official website in a hardback version. Photographs© Richard Pare, Phaidon. Buy here.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Eastwind Hotel & Bar

    A cozy upstate New York retreat in the Catskill Mountains. The brainchild of a group…

  • The Kumaon

    A serene mountain retreat in the Himalayas. Located 1600m above sea level in the Village…

  • The Yays – Crane Apartment

    Sleeping in an industrial crane while visiting Amsterdam. Dutch company Yays is a new travel…

  • Babylonstoren

    An unforgettable hotel experience. In recent years, more and more tourists have started focusing on…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(215384)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(16202)
}
            
  • The Faces Of A Shipyard

    The human facet of a spectacular industrial space. Based in Nantes, France, Sylvain Bonniol creates…

  • Slidings By Jamie North

    Exploring complex concepts through organic sculptures. Sydney-based artist Jamie North spent his childhood in two…

  • MONOCHROME By Cj Hendry

    A vibrant seven-room “home” set within an industrial building. Australian artist Cj Hendry prefers to…

  • The Copenhagen Islands Project

    A public space that floats in the Copenhagen harbor. Architects Magnus Maarbjerg of Danish design…

  • Lux Noctis By Reuben Wu

    A fascinating photography series. Any good photographer understands how light can make or break an…

  • Ai Weiwei In Maine

    The renowned artist’s first show in The Pine Tree State. Seven years after its official…

  • KOLA By Céline Clanet

    Capturing the beauty and many facets of a mysterious landscape. Fascinated by the European Arctic,…

  • Boros Bunker

    A contemporary art collection inside a 1941 concrete bunker. Built in 1941 in Berlin, Germany,…

  • Sculptmojis By Ben Fearnley

    Emojis as works of art. When he’s not creating colorful images and visuals for renowned…

Close Cart