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IWAMIYA Takeji. Nihon no Katachi (1978)




IWAMIYA Takeji. Nihon no Katachi (Shapes of Japan). Kyoto: Tanko-sha, 1978. E.O., SIGNÉ / First edition, SIGNED. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — In-folio (38 x 27 x 4 cm), 298 p., 3.5 kg.
Pict. clothbound hardcover, pict. slipcase, color and b&w pictures. Texts by Takeji IWAMIYA, Mitsukuni YOSHIDA & Yoshio HAYAKAWA, in Japanese.
One copy signed by Takeji IWAMIYA (black felt-ip pen, personal seal).
Reliure toile ill., étui ill., photographies coul. & n&b. Textes par IWAMIYA Takeji, YOSHIDA Mitsukuni & HAYAKAWA Yoshio, en japonais
Un exemplaire signé par IWAMIYA Takeji (feutre noir, sceau personnel).

État / Condition — Various copies available: see STOCKLIST.

Remarques & avis / ReviewTakeji IWAMIYA's massive pictorial monument to Japanese traditional art and craft objects, arranged by material / themes (wood, bamboo, paper, metal, earth, stone, picture). A beautiful work. Special mention for the book design (which won an award that year). One signed copy (last pic below), one rare near-mint copy with the transportation case (pic at the top of the page).

Le massif monument photographique d'IWAMIYA Takeji, dédié aux objets d'art et artisanat japonais traditionnels, classés par matériau / thème (bois, bambou, papier, métal, terre, pierre, image). Un ouvrage magnifique. Mention spéciale pour la maquette (qui fut primée cette année-là). Un exemplaire signé (dernière photo ci-dessous), un rare exemplaire en excellent état avec l'emboîtage de transport (photo en haut de page).

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