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Kyoko minkafu] (Vernacular and Traditional Architecture in the Kyoto Area)
BenridĂ´ Insatsujo, (Kyoto) 1934 - Folio (12 3/4 x 9 1/2"). 26 leaves (Text), 57 loose b/w plates (Vol. 1); 58pp (Text), 100 loose b/w plates (Vol. 2). Booklet and plates of each volume housed in its illustrated full-cloth portfolio with string ties.Rare photographic survey of pre-WWII Kyoto architecture, splendidly illustrated with 310 collotypes on 155 plates (two per plate). The publication of this two-volume set was due to the observation made by two journalists of the "Mainichi Shinbun" that the vernacular and traditional architecture of the Kyoto region was rapidly disappearing. The work began as a series of newspaper articles, and was then collected and expanded into this published book format. The first volume was issued in 1931 and its sequel in 1934. The first part has 110 black-and-white collotype photographs on 55 plates. The second and last volume has 200 black-and-white collotypes on 100 plates. Each plate measures 12 3/8 x 9 1/4"The detailed photographs document the exteriors and interiors of over 150 private houses, merchant shops, manufacturing studios, and public buildings, many no longer extant. The plates in each part are accompanied by an elegant explanatory text booklet printed on rice paper. Portfolio of first volume darkened and age-toned along edges. Portfolio of second volume slightly age-toned along edges. Text in Japanese. Portfolios in overall good- to good (Volume 1) to good+ (Volume 2), interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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