Editor: Werner Blaser Publisher: Gewerbemuseum Basel Publication: 1955, First Edition Binding: Saddle stitched Pages: 28 Size: 145 x 210 Text: French Cover Design: Armin Hofmann
Very scarce catalogue to supplement the 'Tempel und Teehaus in Japan' exhibition, hosted at the Gewerbemuseum Basel in 1955. Armin Hofmann, the influential "Basel School" teacher designed the cover and exhibition poster, which was drawn from the earlier book of the same name.
(Foreword/Translation) 'The Gewerbemuseum in Basel is organising a very interesting exhibition on a theme full of meanings: "The Temples and the Art of Japanese Tea". The Buddhist temples, whose wooden buildings are marvellously preserved in certain cities such as Nara or Kyoto, will always remain, not only as an important object of historical, archaeological or iconographic research, but also as a testimony to a whole architectural evolution that has taken place. unfolded in Japan from the 6th century to the 12th century, a period of assimilation of Chinese culture by the Japanese people and the creation of the purely Japanese style of architecture. served, allow us to appreciate the philosophy of life of a people who adored the perfection of style even in the way of serving tea as an expression of their aesthetic ideal. this Exhibition a theme on which it would be well to meditate to understand the philosophy of an ancient people, and perhaps to measure the goods or the evils of our re modern civilization. I cannot but appreciate this happy initiative of the Director von Griinigen of the Gewerbemuseum.'
Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Slight rubbing to covers. Please contact me for further information on condition.
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