Katsura: Tradition and Creation in Japanese Architecture (Yale University Press & Zokeisha Publications, 1960/1961) by Walter Gropius, Kenzo Tange, and Yasuhiro Ishimoto is a beautiful treatise on the architectural principles, details and ideology of the Katsura palace.
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The cloth-bound covers are clean and intact, although there is some slight fading on the spine. The edges of the pages are a bit toned. The binding is fine. There are a couple of small pencil markings on the first fly-leaf.