My Favorite Bookshelves: Tadao Ando’s Ryotaro Shiba Memorial Museum
Tadao Ando is one of my absolute favorite architects. One of my absolute favorite artists more generally. I love the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. I love the Stone Hill Center in Williamstown, MA. And I love the photographs I have seen of his other buildings, especially his churches. If I hadn’t had a very long day, I might make a very poor attempt at explaining exactly what I love about his work, but I think the photographs speak for themselves, don’t you?
I was happily browsing the internet today when I came across what looked like an awesome library. I discovered it was a photograph of the Ryotaro Shiba Memorial Museum, designed by none other than my favorite architect. A museum dedicated to a writer, designed by Tadao Ando? A visit just jumped way high up on my bucket list. I would have to get myself to Higashiosaka, Japan, of course. And my lack of Japanese language skills might be a bit of an impediment here. But for now, I am just going to enjoy this gorgeous picture and the one at the beginning of this post – and share them with you!