Toyo Ito - Generative Order (out of print)
|Author:||Jessie A. Turnbull|
aka 'Forces of Nature'
Unfortunately this book has just gone out of print.
Toyo Ito: Generative order is based on the Kenneth Kassler endowed lecture delivered by Ito at Princeton University School of Architecture in the spring of 2009. The book is delivered primarily in Ito's voice, through the lecture transcript, which is the focus of the book, and through extended interviews, and a previously untranslated essay from 1980, all of which tie together his ideas of the interface of nature and society through the formal constructs of architecture. The publication is unique in bringing together unpublished visuals of built and un-built projects by Ito, as well as bringing together his theory spanning across his whole career, with commentary by respected scholars Stan Allen and Julian Worrall.
The second in the series by Princeton University School of Architecture that documents the celebrated Kassler lecture series.; Projects illustrated in the publication include: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (unbuilt), Taichung Opera House, Tama University Arts Library, and Kakamigahara Crematorium.; One of the central members of the Metabolist group in the 1960s, the esteemed Japanese architect received the RIBA Gold Medal in 2006.; Includes a response to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan.; This book will appeal to students, architects, and those attracted to both Ito's well-known commercial work and his shift to socially minded and humanitarian work.