Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Houses and People of Japan. Bruno Taut, Estille Balk, Translation.
Houses and People of Japan
Houses and People of Japan
Houses and People of Japan
Houses and People of Japan
Houses and People of Japan
Houses and People of Japan
Houses and People of Japan
Houses and People of Japan
Houses and People of Japan
Houses and People of Japan

Houses and People of Japan

Tokyo: The Sanseido Co. Ltd., 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 3 leaves, 2, xiii, 318pp. Original light brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, protected by modern mylar. Japan endpapers. Frontispiece color woodcut by Tokuyuki Katsuhira,with tissue guard. An account of Bruno Taut's three year residence in Japan describing Japanese architecture and its relation to Japanese civilization. The book is illustrated with seven color offset reproductions of drawings by Bruno Taut and one by Prof. Kishide drawings. All together the account contains 553 illustrations including b/w photographs, most of them by Bruno Taut, sketches by Taut and contributed by Japanese and other artists as well as architectural drawings and plans. Includes appendix with graphics of currents and winds in the summer and winter, tables describing the weather in 1934 and miscellaneous statistics, e.g. effects of natural calamities in 1933, loss of lives in 1933, individual living costs, etc. and a general index at rear. Light wear along edges of binding with small chips and rubbing of spine. Good+ to very good+ condition. Item #49046

Price: $750.00

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