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Josiah Conder (1852–1920), also known as Kondoru-sensei, was hired by the Meiji Japanese government as the first professor of architecture for the Imperial College of Engineering (now Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo). After receiving the Soane Medallion Prize of the RIBA he arrived in Japan in 1877, spending the rest of his life there. Often called the ‘father of Japanese architecture’, he established the education of architecture in Japan and most of his graduates played essential roles in the development of modern Japan's architecture. He played a leading role in developing Tokyo as an urban city of Western style, and designed numerous public buildings, including the Rokumeikan, which became a symbol of Westernisation in the Meiji period, as well as Mitsubishi 1-gokan, Nicholai-do, Kyu-Iwasakitei, which are considered landmark buildings of Japanese architecture.

This collection gathers together and reproduces in facsimile 65 of Josiah Conder’s most significant writings related to Japanese architecture, arts and culture. A folio volume of Paintings and Studies by Kawanabe Kyosai,is also included, reproduced in the original size with illustrations and full colour plates, as well as an album of Dr Conder’s photographs and illustrations. Dr Conder’s obituaries appeared in newspapers and journals and these too are included. Together, the material collated for this collection makes it an indispensable resource for any student or scholar of Japanese art and culture.

Table of Contents

 

Volume 1: Architecture and Japanese Landscape Gardening

1) RIBA Soane Medallion Prize in 1876

1. ‘Prize Designs at the Institute of Architects’ *, The Builder, 18 March 1876

2. ‘RIBA Soane Medallion Prize Drawings, 1876 – Design for a Country House, By J. Conder’ *, The Building News and Engineering Journal, 21 April 1876

3. ‘General Conference of Architects’ *, The Building News and Engineering Journal, 16 June 1876

2) Japanese Architecture 1878-1879

1. ‘Note on Japanese Architecture’ , Transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 1878

2. ‘Discussion on Mr. Conder’s Paper - Notes on Japanese Architecture’*, Transactions of the RIBA, 1878

3. ‘Theatre in Japan’, The Builder, 5 April, 1879

3) Conder vs. Christopher Dresser on Japanese Pagodas 1882-1886

1. ‘Japanese Architecture and Art’ A Book Review of Japan: Its Architecture, Art and Art Manufactures, by Christopher Dresser *, The Building News, 24 November, 1882

2. ‘Japanese Pagodas and their Construction’, The Building News, 20 April, 1883

3. ‘Japanese Architecture and Ornament’ by Christopher Dresser *, The Building News, 12 December, 1884

4. ‘Japanese Pagoda’ by Roger T. Conder *, The Building News, 19 December, 1884

5. ‘The Suspended Beam in Japanese Pagodas’*, American Architect and Building News, June 26, vol. XIX, 1886

4) Japanese Architecture, 1883-1887

1. ‘Opening of the Rokumei-Kwan’ *, The Japan Weekly Mail, Dec. 1, 1883.

2. ‘Tokio University’ *, The Builder, 13 Dec. 1884

3. ‘Further Note on Japanese Architecture’, Transactions of the RIBA, vol. II (New Series), 1886

4. ‘The Mausoleum at Nikko’ by Roger T. Conder *, Transactions of the RIBA, vol. II (New Series) ,1886

5. ‘Association of Japanese Architects’, The JWM, Aug. 28, 1886

6. ‘Domestic Architecture in Japan’, Transactions of the RIBA, vol. III (New Series), 1887

7. ‘A Japanese Gentleman’s House at Tokio’ by Roger T. Conder *, Transactions of the RIBA, vol. III (New Series) 1887

8. ‘Domestic Architecture in Japan’ *, American Architect and Building News, Volume 21, April 1887

5) Effects of Earthquake upon Buildings 1889-1893

1. ‘Building in Earthquake Countries’, The JWM, July 22, 1889

2. ‘The Effects of the Earthquake.’ The JWM, Nov. 7. 1891

3. ‘The Neo Valley’ & ‘Gifu, Ogaki, and Osaka’, The JWM, Nov. 14. 1891

4. ‘The Earthquake District’, The JWM, Nov. 14. 1891

5. ‘Osaka’, The JWM, Nov. 21, 1891

6. ‘The Effects of the Recent Earthquake upon Buildings’, The JWM, Dec. 12, 1891

7. ‘Earthquake versus Buildings’, The JWM, January 30, 1892

8. ‘Building Material and Earthquakes’ *, The JWM, Aug. 6, 1892,

9. ‘An Architects Note on the Great Earthquake of October 1891’, Seismological Journal of Japan, vol. 18, 1893

6) Japanese Architecture 1890-1901

1. ‘The Tokyo Hotel’, The JWM, Sept. 20, 1890

2. ‘S. Hilda’s Hospital and Dispensary, Azabu, Tokyo’ *, The JWM, Oct. 23, 1890

3. ‘Opening of the Cathedral of the Greek Church in Japan.’ *, The JWM, March 14, 1891

4. ‘Japanese Architectural Decoration’ *, The JWM, Feb. 12, 1898

5. ‘Christ Church’ *, The JWM, July 2, 1899

6. ‘New Christ Church’ *, The JWM, July 2, 1899

7. ‘New Christ Church’ *, The JWM, Nov. 25, 1899

8. ‘Yokohama United Club’, The JWM, Oct. 13, 1900

9. ‘Christ Church’ *, The JWM, Feb., 1901

10. ‘Christ Church’ *, The JWM, June 1, 1901

7) The Institute of Japanese Architects

1. ‘Presentation and Addresses by Tatsuzo Sone, the President of the Institute & by Names of Your Pupils and others’

2. ‘Reply to Addresses and Presentation by Dr. J. Conder’, Kenchiku Zasshi, No. 402, 1920

8) Japanese Landscape Gardening

1. ‘The Art of Landscape Gardening in Japan’, TASJ, vol, XIV, 1886

2. ‘Review of Landscape Gardening in Japan’ *, The JWM, July 15, 1893

 

Volume 2: Japanese Art and Culture

1) Japanese Custume

1. ‘The History of Japanese Costume-Court Dress’, Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, vol. VIII, 1880

2. ‘The History of Japanese Costume-Armour’, TASJ, vo1. IX, 1881

2) Japanese Art

1. ‘Conservatism in Japanese Art’ *, The JWM, Aug. 28, 1886

2. Conder vs. F. T. Piggott: 1. ‘Of Art in General and Japanese Art in Particular’ * by F. T. Piggott, The JWM, Nov.9, 1889 / 2. ‘The Meiji Art Society’, The JWM, Dec. 14, 1889 / 3. 4. ‘Japanese Art’ by F. T. Piggott*, The JWM, Dec.28, 1889 / 4 ‘Japanese Art’*, The JWM, January 4, 1890

3. ‘Buddhism in Japanese Art’ *, The JWM, Sept. 24, 1892

3) Japanese Flower Arrangement

1. Theory of Japanese Flower Arrangement, New edition, Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co, 1935

2. ‘Mr. Conder’s Art of Flower Arrangement’, The JWM, Sept. 5 1891

3. ‘Flowers of Japan’ *, The JWM, April 16, 1892

4. ‘Mr. Conder’s Work on Japanese Flowers’ *, The JWM, March 18, 1893

5. ‘Japanese Flower Arrangement’, The Studio,1896-97, 1896

4) Auction Catalogues of the Collection of the late Dr. Josiah Conder

1. Doctor Josiah Conder’s Sampling af Japansk Kunst, 1942, V. Winkel & Manussen, Kobenhavn

2. Catalogue of Fine Japanese Paintings and Colour Prints, Day of Sale: Monday, January 18th 1965, Japanese Paintings and Screens from the Collection of the late Dr. Josiah Conder

 

Volume 3: Kawanabe Kyosai

1. Kyōsai, The JWM, May18, 1889*(unsigned obituary, attributed to Josiah Conder)

2. Paintings and Studies by Kawanabé Kyōsai, 1911

Contents: Plates and Illustrations / Life of Painter / Painting Materials / Painting Methods / Examples of Technique / Signature and Seals / Catalogue of Collection / Glossary

 

Volume 4: Posthumous Works and Obituaries

1.Collection of the Posthumous Works of Dr. Josiah Conder, F.R.I.B.A, Committee of The Memorial Album of Dr. Conder’s Posthumous Works, Tokyo, 1932

2. Obituaries:

1. Japan Times and Mail, June 23, 1920 / 2. Japan Advertiser, June 23, 1920 / 3. The Builder, Sept. 10, 1920 / 4. RIBA Journal, Vol. 27, Sept. 1920 / 5. The Building News, Nov. 19, 1920, p. 256

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