JAPANESE URBAN SPACE. THE CITY INVISIBLE: A METHODOLOGICAL STUDY OF URBAN SPACE (translation of Japanese title)

(Tokyo): (Kenicka Bunka), 1963. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Scarce, 1963, Japanese urban planning study, predated by a 1961 article by the same authors that appeared as an article of the November 1961 issue of Kenchiku-Bunka.  Printed paper covers, measures 25cm x 32cm, 152 pages,  preceded by 4 page summary in English and list of contents in English, text in Japanese, 2 page bibliography in rear in English, amply illustrated. Sections are: Japanese Urban Space; Principle of Space Order; Method of Space Composition; Affector in Urban Space; Case Study; and, Japanese Space Drawing.  Ownership copy of Argentinian-born architect Cesar Pelli (1926-2019) who designed some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks, including the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the World Financial Center in NYC. In 1972, Pelli designed the US Embassy in Tokyo, which was completed in 1975.   With Pelli's ownership signature in blue ink top edge front cover.  Covers a tad soiled, some paper over spine missing, corners worn, internals fine.  The principal contributor, Teiji Itoh (1922 - 2010) was one of the  leading scholars on Japanese architecture and landscape design of the 20thC, and author of numerous books on the topics.  We could find no copies of this title on Worldcat under his authorship or the others or after searching variations of this title.  URBAN STUDIES. URBAN PLANNING. CITY PLANNING. MUNICIPAL PLANNING. . Very Good. Item #011772

Price: $750.00