Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

新しき藝術の獲得 Atarashiki Geijutsu no Kakutoku (Acquisition of New Art)

東京 (Tokyo): 天人社 (Tenjinsha), 1930. First edition. Softcover. Square octavo. 246pp. Tanned photo-illustrated paper wrappers, with green lettering on the front cover and spine. Housed on the publisher's original cardboard slipcase with black lettering on the front cover and spine. Striking b/w photo-montage on the front cover.

This scarce work is an extensive treatise and survey of modernist architecture and design by Japanese art critic and professor Takao Itagaki (1894-1966). This work is illustrated at the front with a 16 plates of b/w photogravure images of international examples modernist architecture, design and construction, including work by Mies van der Rohe, Gropius and Mendelsohn. Itagaki was one of the most prominent promoters of modernist in Japan during the period, and wrote and lectured extensively on many topics including the fine art, architecture, design, literature, film, photography, theater and music.

From temples to factories / Poverty in painting / Mass production of performing arts / Historical characteristics of contemporary architecture / Expression of "contemporary" in architecture / Expression of "age" in film / Birth of machine beauty / Machine beauty / About the Morphological Beauty of Warships / New Ideals of Beauty / New Artistic Perspectives / Three Ideals of Architecture / Cinema and Modern City / Modern Capitalism and Architecture / Glass Architecture / Contemporary City and Architecture / Glass Romanticism.

Wrappers sunned, with some chipping to the head and tail of the spine, as well as some minor rubbing to extremities. Interior quite clean save for some very minor sporadic water stains. Slipcase sunned, with some light rubbing to extremities. Slipcase in very good, wrappers in very good-, interior in very good+ condition overall. vg- to near fine. Item #51800

Alternate title: 新しき芸術の獲得.

Price: $950.00

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