Ito Chuta: TOYO KENCHIKU NO KENKYU. (Research into the Architecture of the East). Tokyo, 1945. 92, 2, 14, 594; 128, 2, 14, 500 pp. 220 pp. b/w photographic illustrations and drawings. A few folding. 2 vols. 21x14 cm. Paper, dustjackets with some wear.
Erudite study by a leading early 20th century authority of Asian architecture, in particular that of Japan and China. This two-volume work primarily covers India and China. Companion volumes to Ito's two-volume study on Japanese architecture. Numerous black-and-white photographic plates.
The illustrations are of much interest, not least those in the first volume as they contain extensive illustration of Chinese architecture and cultural monuments no longer extant or much altered.
All text in Japanese. Rare. In good to fine condition. The first time we have handled this work.
Available, as of: 19/05/2017
Was item 369 in printed List 188.
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