Chinese Houses and Gardens [Signed]

By: Inn, Henry; Shao Chang Lee, ed.

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Book Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, green cloth with gilt spine and cover titles and decorations, 23.5 by 31 cm, xii 148 pp., illus. The hardcover has only minor wear at the edges and corners; the jacket has heavy yellowing, several small tears, and large chips, especially on the top edge of the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed and signed by the editor – Lee – on the half-title page. From the front flap: “Henry Inn of Honolulu, art collector, designer, and photographer, has here produced a collection of Chinese architectural pictures that is extraordinary. Probably it is the only record of its kind. Though photographed as recently as 1936, many of these houses and gardens are no more, for they have been bombed out of existence by Japanese invaders. Even more distinctive is the range of subject matter, for as a veteran traveler to his ancestral homeland, Mr. Inn was fortunate in an extraordinarily wide acquaintance, which gave him an entree into many of the best and most representative private homes throughout China. The combination of artistic skill with unusual opportunity has brought us a record of the architectural forms and traditions which are the cultural expression of the modern Chinese family [...] The 147 beautifully reproduced Photographs, the 113 line drawings, and the five brilliant essays constitute an invaluable source book of design for the architect, the decorator, the homebuilder, the garden enthusiast, and every student Chinese culture.”

Title: Chinese Houses and Gardens [Signed]

Author Name: Inn, Henry; Shao Chang Lee, ed.

Categories: Architecture, Asia,

Edition: Second Edition, Revised

Publisher: New York, Hastings House Publishers: 1950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Inscription: Author and Editor

Seller ID: 3273