Bruno Taut, Alpine Architecture “The Crystal Mountain. The rock above the treeline is hewn away and smoothed into many-faceted crystalline forms. The snow-domes in the background are covered with an architecture of glass arches. In the foreground, pyramids of crystal shafts. Above the chasm, a bridge-like trellis of glass.”
TAUT, Bruno. Alpine Architektur [and in Japanese] Arupusu Kenchiku. Hagen, Folkwang 1919 [ie Tokyo, 1944]. Folio (35cm high) publisher's cloth and dustwrapper, the title page in Japanese and 37 leaves consisting of 29 monochrome mounted leaves (title and contents leaves, five section titles and 22 plates) and eight colour lithographs. Some smudging and browning but a rather good copy; with the illustrated booklet containing the Japanese translation.