Kenchiku sekai 建築世界 [World of architecture] – Walter Gropius

Gropius, Walter. 1938 EUR 200,-

Kenchiku sekai 建築世界 [World of architecture].

Volume 32, issue 3.

Tôkyô, 1938.

Approx. 300 pages (not numbered consecutively), including extensive advertising section, numerous illustrations, photos and drawings.

26 x 19 cm. Original wrappers.

EUR  200

Very substantial issue of the journal, including a five-page translation of an article by Walter Gropius that appeared in English for the first time the previous month. “Toward a living architecture“, The American Architect, 1938. 1.

Also included are contributions from:  M. Tanaka, Personification of Architecture as Ontology. Gunpei Matsuda (1894-1981), Factory of the Teikoku Sewingmachine Co. Ltd. and many examples of international architecture in the USA and Europe.

The spine of the cover slightly brittle, otherwise a nice copy.