This book presents Karl Lagerfeld’s photographic interpretation of Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s conference pavilion for Vitra in Weil am Rhein. The book begins with Ando’s words—“Architecture, which acquires tranquility and balance thanks to geometric order, obtains dynamism thanks to natural phenomena and human movements”—which Lagerfeld takes as inspiration for the tone of his pictures. His focus is the myriad geometric forms and details of Ando’s building, be that a cropped flight of stairs, circular marks in slabs of concrete, or tall glass windows reflecting the moving clouds; while simultaneously giving a sense of the entire building and its place within the environment.

Only 7 books available

Printed in 1998 by Gerhard Steidl
Book design by Karl Lagerfeld, Gerhard Steidl and Bernard Fischer
72 pages
Softcover with Japanese folds
19.6 x 20 cm
30 color photographs
ISBN 3-88243-662-0
1st edition
€ 80

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