Glimpses of the Historic Gardens of Kyoto
Glimpses of the Historic Gardens of Kyoto and It's Outskirts, Made from the Latest and Best Photographs Taken Expressly for the Publication, Kyoto, Yamada Unso-Do, not dated but ca 1910, 4to (10 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. - 26.8 x 36.5 cm, 59 high quality black and white collotype plates with descriptive tissue guards, paste on Japanese language title on front board, string tied, unpaginated. The plates generally have an image area that measures 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. This is an extraordinary pictorial tour of the important gardens and associated structures in the Kyoto area at the turn of the 20th century. The photographs are well executed and finely reproduced through the collotype printing process which allows for the full range of tone and precise detail. Each plate is preceded by a tissue guard which has detailed information regarding the image in Japanese and English. Additionally, a brief descriptive title is printed in Japanese and English in the margin directly below the image. This work is very similar in quality to the Kazumasa Ogawa Supplement to the Josiah Conder's Landscape Gardening in Japan (1893).
Yamada Unsodo is a noted publishing firm in Kyoto. The company published books, magazines and albums of prints and is particularly recognized for color woodcut prints in it's publications.
This is the one volume of a two volume set. The companion volume titled Historical Gardens in Kyoto, Historic Glimpses of Stone Works was published in Meiji 43 (1910). That volume details the stone work (lanterns, lavers, bridges, well walls etc) associated with Kyoto gardens. The stonework volume contains 46 collotype plates. For more information on that book, click here.
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