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Fujimoto, Sou (Architect/Artist) & Pollock, Naomi (Author). SOU FUJIMOTO. London, England: Phaidon Press Limited, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 240 pages. As New.

Landmark Retrospective Monograph. The very first comprehensive monograph in English on the single most creative and visionary architect of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. A brilliant production by Sou Fujimoto and The Phaidon Press: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with white titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Art and architecture by Sou Fujimoto. Text by Naomi Pollock. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "Sou Fujimoto". The prodigy-successor of Frank Gehry: The architect-as-artist par excellence. "Occasionally, an architect emerges whose vision is so fresh that it causes us to reconsider the very nature of architecture itself. Sou Fujimoto is just such an architect. Guided by instinct and keen observation, he casts convention aside. Instead, he blurs boundaries and routinely re-thinks basic building blocks. Both comfortably familiar and curiously enigmatic, Fujimoto's dynamic work grabs our attention, then lingers on in our minds. Born in Hokkaido, Fujimoto received his undergraduate degree in architecture from Tokyo Imperial University before embarking on an uncharted, solo exploration that has probed the possibilities of architecture. Unfettered by the ideas and practices of others, Fujimoto's work has clarity of thought and purity of execution. Garnering significant international attention for his extremely successful Serpentine Pavilion in London (2013), Fujimoto was the youngest architect to receive the prestigious commission. In 2012, he was part of the Japanese team that won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale for the design of alternative housing concepts for the homes that were destroyed by the tsunami" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Sou Fujimoto collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and dated (the day after publication) in black pen-marker on the title page by the artist/architect: "Sou Fujimoto 20160524". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Fujimoto's signature is serpentine and as such, uniquely his. He made a one-time-only appearance in New York City to launch the book during which event his signature was obtained. This title is an instant classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and dated copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with archival materials and color plates. One of the most brilliant artist/architects of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0714870684. $300.00

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