Le Corbusier – Japanese Portfolio 1929

Le Corbusier 1929


Le Corbusier.-

ル·コルビュジエ作品集 = Le Corbusire [i.e. Corbusier] / [編輯高梨由太郎]. Ru Korubyujie sakuhinshū = Le Corbusire [i.e. Corbusier] / [henshū Takanashi Yoshitarō].

Tōkyō : Kōyōsha, Shōwa 4 [1929].

4 pages, 72 leaves of plates, with over 180 photographs, drawings and floor plans. 26 x 19 cm. Original portfolio.


Very rare Japanese portfolio, which documents the high reputation and influence of Le Corbusier in Japan already the 20 years. The plates contain between one and four photos and drawings per plate. The typographic cover design is obviously influenced by the cover design of the Dutch magazine Wendingen.

Worldcat lists only one copy in the Getty Library, Los Angeles.

The delicate portfolio is rubbed at the edges and has a 2 x 4 cm missing part at the top, the plates themselves are clean and fresh.