東京 (Tokyo): 岩波書店 (Iwanami Shoten), 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 3pp. 9pp. 15pp. 1-8pp. [Plates #1-5], 9-14pp. [Plates #6-17], 15-42pp. [Plates #18-86] . Black and red decorative paper boards with gilt stamped lettering on the spine. Covers with modernist design. A finely produced architectural survey of major trends in modern Dutch architecture, with all text, captions, and table of contents in Japanese. Illustrated throughout with a total of 86 plates (some interleaved) of b/w photographic reproductions, mostly collotype images, of the architectural examples. Also included are some concept design sketches, measured drawings, and floorplans of the structures. Images captions underneath. Among the topics discussed are the Amsterdam School of "expressionist architecture" and the work of Michel de Klerk (1884-1923) and Piet Kramer (1881–1961).
Text in Japanese.
Binding with some light rubbing and bumping to extremities, including the head and tail of the spine. A few light scratches to the covers. Some damp staining to the interior covers. A few sporadic instances throughout of minor water staining, with images entirely unaffected. Binding in very good-, interior in very good+ condition overall. Quite scarce. vg- to vg+. Item #47051
堀口捨己 (Sutemi Horiguchi, 1895-1984) was a Japanese architect, architectural historian and acknowledged expert in the traditional Sukiya-zukuri style of residential architecture.