Tokyo: Shokoku-sha Publishing Company, 1954. Original edition. Cloth over Boards. Oblong quarto, pp. 101, 93, 89, illustrated with b/w photographs and architectural drawings of floor plans. Volume 1 covers central Europe, Volume 2 covers Northern Europe, and Volume 3 covers Southern Europe. Text in Japanese and English. Very Good in Good DJ. Item #22427
Here are 3 volumes of a series of six volumes that explored mid-century modern architecture around the world. WWII had brought a great change to the Japanese way of life in terms of food, clothing and housing through the extreme harsh measures enforced during the war. Those social, political and economic conditions after the war opened a way for creation of a new pattern of living. This series was used by Japanese students of architecture to study through comparison, different solutions of architectural problems in contemporary houses around the world. Scarce; this is the first time we've been able to offer any of the volumes in this series.