Werner Blaser — Tempel und Teehaus in Japan (SOLD)

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Tempel und Teehaus in Japan (“The Japanese Temple & Tea House”). First edition. Urs-Graf-Verlag, Olten und Lausanne, 1955. Large oversized 4to in original publishers cream clothed hardcover with white covers and lettering in black (24,6 x 31,5 cm). 156 pages, richly illustrated. Book was designed by Richard P. Lohse and the design on the cover was by Armin Hofmann

First edition, 1st printing. – After a trip to Japan in 1953, Werner Blaser published his book on classical Japanese architecture. His studies of wooden buildings from the 17th-18th centuries document minimalist, grid-based structures with strong black-and-white photos, some color photographs and numerous line drawings. The widely acclaimed publication contributed significantly to the influence of Japanese aesthetics on Western architecture, art and graphics. Very attractive copy of this major classic

Werner Blaser — Tempel und Teehaus in Japan (SOLD)