Itagaki, Takaho 板垣鷹穂, Horiguchi, Sutemi 堀口 捨己.
Kenchiku yôshiki ronsô 建築様式論叢 [Architecture Style Theory].
Tokyo, Rokubunkan 1932 (Shôwa 7).
Title page, 3, 707, (6) pp. 52 plates of b/w photos and over 275 text illustrations and plans.
19,5 x 18 cm. Original cloth with original slipcase.
First edition, first printing. Different emblematic examples of architecture styles are presented in detail. Certainly not by chance this book opens with a chapter on Japanese tea-houses and ends with Tokyo and the Japanese influence on (international) modern architecture, thus showing Japanese traditional buildings as another major architectural style along western building styles from antiquity and renaissance to modernity.
Topics covered: Japanese tea-house structure, Ancient and Roman architecture, medieval and baroque architecture, “Die Wohnung für das Existenzminimum”, CIAM, “Siedlungen” (residential estates), airports in modern cities, new house of parliament, “The Theatre for mass musical stage” (Ukraine), city architecture (Tokyo), skyscrapers (detailed charts on height, volume, usage, costs, etc.), Le Corbusier, Japanese influence on modern architecture, etc.
The slipcase (including original metal snaps) partly browned, very fine copy of the rare publication.