New York : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1963. Hardcover. 170 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 37 cm. Missing dust jacket. Pages are age toned and unmarked. Binding is firm.
The photographs in this book were taken over many years in his spare time by Takeji Iwatniya, one of Japan's foremost professional photographers. They comprise a gallery of objects Inade of Nvoocl, paper and clay which achieves a history of Japanese design reaching back to the eighth century and extending to the present day whether architectural details of the great old temples of Nara and Kyoto, pincushions and clothes racks, paper kites or utensils for the ceremony of tea, each object shares that particular vision that Inakes it unmistakably, unalterably Japanese.
A good part of Mr. Iwanliya's success derives from the circumstance that he lives in Osaka, where traditional buildings and the older way of life are more prevalent and accessible than in other regions of Japan. The introductory essay, which describes the origin and existence of pattern and form in Japanese art and life, is by Donald Richie, a young American literary critic who has lived in Japan for many years, where he is an active film producer, director, and critic.
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