||Creative Muscle (4:49) -- Japanese Sensibility (3:01) -- Courage in Youth (2:23) -- Ando's Early Years (2:17) -- Church of Light (4:37) -- Concrete Expression (5:13) -- Italian Education (6:06) -- Architectural Preservation (4:13) -- Following Inspiration (3:50) -- Chichu Art Museum (2:20) -- Failure Is Not Lethal (4:17) -- Planning Stage (4:50) -- Only Live Once (3:26) -- Credits: Tadao Ando: Samurai Architect (0:31)
||Tadao Ando is a world-renowned architect and the recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession's highest honor. He has captivated people around the globe with elegant concrete designs that reflect the Zen principle of simplicity. In sharp contrast to Ando's refined minimalist creations, the 73 year-old former boxer and self-taught architect has an aggressive personality, a sharp tongue and a unique sense of humor. These seemingly contradictory traits add to his appeal, and when combined with his disciplined work ethic and his keen aesthetic sense, they help to explain why he has been called the "Samurai Architect." This documentary follows Ando over a period of one year and unveils his creative process. A definitive portrait of the man known as the Samurai Architect.
|General note||Originally released by NHK Entāpuraizu, 2015.|
|General note||Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 23, 2015.|
|Access restriction||Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.|
|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, March 10, 2016)|
|Publisher number||94797 Films Media Group|