Author(s): ITO TOYO
For 40 years Toyo Ito has not only built architecture, but written it. Since the beginning of his career he has arranged words on pages with the kind of ingenuity and precision most architects associate only with the disposition of concrete, glass, wood or steel. In Ito's hand and mind architecture is an idea. The texts in this collection feature famous essays as well as previously untranslated writings that shed new light on Ito's relationship to evolving patterns of architectural thinking and design.