[Pre-Order Now! (2nd printing)] Searching for the Language of a House: Architectural Photography of Koji Taki

We are glad to announce that our first publication "Searching for the Language of a House Architectural Photography of Koji Taki" will be out very soon. Now you can pre-order this book directly by House of Architecture!!

This book of Taki Koji’s architectural photography includes 124 photographs of 17 houses taken from 1968 to 1979. Among these images, more than half of them have never been published before. The subjects of the photographs are works by architects such as Kazuo Shinohara (1925-2006), Kazunari Sakamoto (1943-), Toyo Ito (1941-) and Hironori Shirasawa (1943-). The photographs in this book have been digitized from original prints and film that each architect had obtained from Taki. The photographs are arranged in the chronological order of each building’s completion date. Taki’s shooting position and direction are plotted by editor of this book, artist Tamami Iinuma, on the architecture plans of the 17 houses, which themselves are newly drawn by this book’s graphic designer, Yuto Takamuro. This book also contains two texts: Taki’s own “The Language of a House,” one of the 19 essays published in Kishin Shinoyama’s 1975 book "Meaning of the House", and "The houses are all gone under the sea 'Anti-Architectural Photography' of Koji Taki” by cultural anthropologist Ryuta Imafuku.

Motifs: South House in Hanayama, 1968 / Suzusho House, 1968 / The Uncompleted House, 1970 / Shino House, 1970 / Cubic Forest, 1971 / Repeating Crevice, 1971 / Sea Stairway, 1971 / House in Kugahara, 1972 / House in Seijo, 1973 / Tanikawa House, 1974 / House in Uehara, 1976 / House in Daita, 1976 / White U, 1976 / House in Hanayama No.3, 1977 / House in Ashitaka, 1977 / House on a Curved Road, 1978 / Ginsha (Taki House), 1979.

  • Searching for the Language of a House Architectural Photography of Koji Taki (2nd ed.)