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ITO Teiji / IWAMIYA Takeji. Koto no Design: Tomoshibi no Bi (1967)

ITO Teiji / IWAMIYA Takeji. Koto no Design: Tomoshibi no Bi (Design of the Old Capital: the Beauty of Light, Lamps and Torches). Kyoto / Tokyo: Tanko-shinsha, Showa 42 (1967). E.O. / First ed. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — 8° (22 x 16 x 2 cm), 212 p., 500 g.
Hardcover, pict. dj, color front. (8 p.), 61 b&w photographs (photogravure). Text in Japanese.
Cartonné, jaquette ill., frontis. coul. (8 p.), 61 photographies n&b (héliogravure). Texte en japonais.

État / Condition — VG (wear to dj edges).
TB (bords jaq. frottés).

Remarques & avis / Review — A beautiful thematic photobook on Kyoto's fires, lights, lamps & lanterns, of wax, of wood, of metal and of stone, in full-page or full-spread gravures, by the talented photographer and careful archivist of Japanese traditional design (see his impressive Nihon no Katachi (1978)) Takeji IWAMIYA, followed by an essay by Teiji ITO.

Un merveilleux livre thématique de photographies sur Kyoto et ses feux, lumières, lampes & lanternes, de cire, de bois, de métal ou de pierre, en héliogravures à pleine ou double page, par le talentueux photographe et attentif archiviste du design japonais (voir son impressionnant Nihon no Katachi (1978)), IWAMIYA Takeji, suivi d'un essai par ITO Teiji.

Divers / Misc. — x

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