The Elegant Japanese House: Traditional Sukiya Architecture. 1989. NF HC
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The Elegant Japanese House: Traditional Sukiya Architecture
Itoh, Teiji; Yukio Futagawa
Notes: Near Fine Folio 14 1/2" x 10 1/2" sage green cloth over board with stamped gilt Japanese calligraphy to front, stamped gilt lettering and publisher's symbol to spine, slight downward bend to front top tip, otherwise superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Near Fine pictorial dustjacket protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve, yellow and blue lettering to front and back, blue and black lettering to white spine, black lettering to white interior flaps. 5 + 218 + 2 pp., replete with 33 full-page full-color and 96 full-page black-and-white photographs taken by Yukio Futagawa, 25 detailed architecture plans for various locations including the Omote Senke School of Tea in Kyoto and Shonan-tei Teahouse, Saiho-ji in Kyoto, Guide to Illustrations, Foreword, (Part One) The Sukiya Style Exemplified: Kitamura Residence, (Part Two) The Realization of the Sukiya Style, (Part Three) Highlights of the Sukiya Style, Locations of the Outstanding Sukiya-Style Buildings, Commentaries on the Photographs, and Glossary-Index. From interior flap of dustjacket: "The text, especially adapted for this English version, and the detailed commentaries on the photographs, newly added, emphasize both the aesthetic and the technical aspects of the style...For the professional architect it will undoubtedly serve as a fruitful source of ideas; for the discriminating general reader it will serve as an introduction to a world of visual and intellectual delight." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.