A master of architectural writings has compiled a book on a master of architecture. Author Jodidio Philip brings the architectural world a compilation on the design works of the innovative and highly renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. The aptly titled Shigeru Ban Complete Works: 1985-2010 coffee table book compiles every architectural creation ever completed by Ban from the time he received his degree from the Cooper Union School in New York. The book plays close attention to his use of innovative materials — most famously his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard paper tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. The use of such materials in disaster relief efforts from Kobe to New Orleans has lent Ban the title of “Paper Architect”. The 464-page hardcover tome of Shigeru Ban’s works is published by Taschen, and is available for $150.

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