Process Architecture 25 Japan: Climate, Space, and Concept (1981) discusses Japanese architecture as regards materials, structures and the local conditions. The contributions are by Katsuhiko Ichinowatari, Haruo Hirota, Kiyosi Seike, Koji Yagi, Simon J. Gale, Jorge M. Ferreras, Masao Noguchu, William R. Tingley, Takeo Nakajima, Donn E. Stone Jr., and Botond Bognar. Their articles reflect, for instance, the culture of wood, frontal perception in architectural space, regional styles of farmhouses, and the typology of space-constructions in contemporary Japanese architecture.
The texts are both in Japanese and English. The articles have been richly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
The copy in our stock is in nice condition. The pages are clean without any markings, but there is age-related yellow toning on their edges. The glueing of the binding is still mostly fine, although there are some fragile-looking spreads. The covers show some shelf wear and signs of use; the colours on the spine are somewhat faded.