Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
現代庭園図說 Gendai Teien Zusetsu (Modern Landscape Garden). H. Shiihara, Yukio Ichikawa, Hyoichi.
現代庭園図說 Gendai Teien Zusetsu (Modern Landscape Garden)
現代庭園図說 Gendai Teien Zusetsu (Modern Landscape Garden)
現代庭園図說 Gendai Teien Zusetsu (Modern Landscape Garden)
現代庭園図說 Gendai Teien Zusetsu (Modern Landscape Garden)

現代庭園図說 Gendai Teien Zusetsu (Modern Landscape Garden)

Osaka (大阪市): (現代庭園図說刊行会) Gendai Teien Zusetsu Kankokai, 1924. First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Oblong quarto (9 x 12 1/4"). [4], 18pp (Text in Japanese), 19-281 leaves (Plates), 6pp (Summary text in English). Original string-bound blue cloth, with gold lettering and decoration to front cover. Titles in Japanese and English. This is the second printing, dated October 1924.

Divided into 6 parts, this work written by Japanese landscape architect Hyoichi Shiihara is a striking photo-illustrated survey of garden landscaping in Japan and abroad. The work which is profusely illustrated throughout with 169 photographures as well as architecture designs and topgraphical maps, depicts the following locations:

1) The Imperial Palace Gardens (The Katsura Detached Palace, Kyoto; the Kyoto Imperial Palace; the Imperial Shinjuku Garden, Tokyo; the Shiba Detached Palace, Tokyo)
2) Famous Parks and Gardens in Japan (Korakuen Park, Okayama; Kenrokuen Park, Kanazawa; Tokiwa Park, Mito; Ritsurin Park, Takamatsu; Suizenji Garden, Kumamoto; etc..)
3) Designs of Gardens for Residences and Villas (Private and landscape gardens, gardens on a slope and with a pond, gardens on a triangled area, etc..)
4) Parks (Yokohama Park; Kume Park at Numata-machi; Garden of the Palace of Peace, The Hague, etc..)
5) Foreign Parks and Gardens (Versaille, France; Humpton-Court, London, Great Britain; Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany; the Granja Palace Garden, Spain, etc..)
6) Elements of Japanese Gardens (Stone lanterns and basins, gates, etc..)

A statment by Count Sutemi Chinda, then the Lord Steward to Prince (later Emperor) Hirohito, reads: "A copy of the book was presented to Prince Hirohito and his wife. Keep up the good work". Dated, May 5th 1924, this statement was likely added to the book for this second printing.

The plates are captioned in English and are accompanied by guard-sheets on rice paper with a complete description in Japanese.

Minor shelf wear and slight soiling to covers. Endpapers age-toned and creased. Offsetting to Japanese title, and minor foxing to title in English. Text in Japanese and English. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good. g+ to vg. Item #40967

* Hyoichi Shiihara (1884-1966), was an architect, landscape designer and city planner, who worked in Tokyo and later Osaka, where he formed the company Osaka Zoen Doboku (大阪造園土木会社).

Price: $1,750.00

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