Contemporary Japanese Houses, Vol. 2, 1st Ed., 1968, Fine w/Near Fine DJ
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Contemporary Japanese Houses, Vol. 2
Charles S. Terry
Kodansha International Ltd
Notes: A Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket, Fine overall, First Edition, 4to, 12" x 8 3/4." Gray cloth-covered boards in a white paper dust jacket. Color photograph on front panel. Black lettering to dust jacket spine. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket clean and intact except for slight wrinkling to head and tail of spine and top edges. Dust jacket protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve and not price-clipped. Pages pristine and intact except for slight age toning. Replete with illustrations, including 19 color plates and over 150 black-and-white photographs. 215 pp., including plates and illustrations. A beautiful and concise book about Japanese residential architecture from the 1960s. The sequel to _Contemporary Japanese Houses_. Twenty examples of Japanese homes in rural, suburban, and urban settings are shown and each comes with illustrated diagrams and printed photographs. Most of the accompanying text summarizes the technical as well as artistic aspects of each home. The text on the flaps frames the publication of this book within the historical context of Japan from its nascent years of Westernization to further cultural shifts in Japan's post-war years. Charles S. Terry highlights the apparent architectural trends in Japan during the 1960s as further embracing Western design elements and features.