ITAGAKI, Takao. Kikai to Geijutsu to no Koryu [The Correspondance or Cultural Exchange between Machine and Art]. Illustrated throughout with photographs. 8vo., publisher's decorated linen over boards, with two mounted photographs, and cardboard slipcase, in a new cloth folding box. Tokyo: Iwanami, Shoten, 1929.
An unusually fine copy of this important Japanese anthology of modernist architecture, art and design, and its precursors. Among the illustrations are reproductions of buildings by Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, and of film stills by Man Ray and Hans Richter. The text is by Itagaki, who is considered the foremost proponent of modernism in pre-war Japan. The design of the book, binding and slipcase by Masao Horino are very much Bauhaus inspired.
Ryuichi and Heiting, The Japanese Photobook, No. 42.
Item nr. 166636