Tonight: Architect Tadao Ando at the Hammer Museum
Architect Tadao Ando is the only person to have won the four most prestigious prizes in his field -- the Pritzker, the Carlsberg, the Praemium Imperiale and the Kyoto. His U.S. works include the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; foodies may have noticed his design of Morimoto Restaurant in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.
Taschen is publishing a whalloping new compedium of his work, "Ando's Complete Works to Date 1975-2010," which Ando will sign from 6:30 to 7 tonight at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, before his lecture at 7 p.m. The famed Japanese architect will also appear at the Taschen store in Beverly Hills for a book signing on Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: Tadao Ando in 2006. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha /Los Angeles Times