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The simple beauty of Japanese architecture and design has inspired many of the world's top architects and designers — Bruno Taut, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Terence Conran, to name just a few. The grace and elegance of the Japanese sensibility is reflected in both modern and traditional Japanese homes, from their fluid floor plans to their use of natural materials. In The Japanese House, renowned Japanese photographer Noboru Murata has captured this Eastern spirit with hundreds of vivid color photographs of 15 Japanese homes. As we step behind the lens with Murata, we're witness to the unique Japanese aesthetic — to the simple proportions modeled after the square of the tatami mat; to refined, rustic decor; to earthy materials like wood, paper, straw, ceramics, and textiles. This is a glorious house-tour readers can return to again and again — for ideas, inspiration, or simply admiration.

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The grace and elegance of the Japanese sensibility is reflected in both modern and traditional Japanese homes,

Synopsis:

Traditional Japanese architecture emphasizes economy of design and an unsurpassed sensitivity to the natural environment. And a traditional Japanese home — with its freshly woven tatami mats, sliding shoji screens, and exposed wooden beams — is the height of this art form.

The Japanese House reveals this unique aesthetic through stunning photographs and insightful descriptions of fifteen of the most evocative homes in Japan. Enter The Japanese House and discover the simple proportions based on the square of the tatami mat; the fluid floor plan created by movable screens; the rich textures from the combination of indgienous woods, straw, and paper; and the use of nature itself to enhance the home.

Whether at a traditional inn, an imperial villa, or a garden pavilion, The Japanese House captures the essence of architectural elegance.

About the Author

Alexandra Black spent five years in Japan studying Japanese language, culture, and art and architecture. She has written for numerous publications and is the author of Living in Cuba. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804832625
Subtitle:
Architecture and Interiors
Author:
Black, Alexander
Author:
Black, Alexander
Author:
Black, Alexandra
Author:
Murata, Noboru
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
International Architecture - Asian
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- Japan.
Subject:
Interior decoration -- Japan.
Subject:
Architecture-Asia and Oceania
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
1993
Publication Date:
20001130
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 200 color photos
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 48 oz

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The grace and elegance of the Japanese sensibility is reflected in both modern and traditional Japanese homes,
"Synopsis" by , Traditional Japanese architecture emphasizes economy of design and an unsurpassed sensitivity to the natural environment. And a traditional Japanese home — with its freshly woven tatami mats, sliding shoji screens, and exposed wooden beams — is the height of this art form.

The Japanese House reveals this unique aesthetic through stunning photographs and insightful descriptions of fifteen of the most evocative homes in Japan. Enter The Japanese House and discover the simple proportions based on the square of the tatami mat; the fluid floor plan created by movable screens; the rich textures from the combination of indgienous woods, straw, and paper; and the use of nature itself to enhance the home.

Whether at a traditional inn, an imperial villa, or a garden pavilion, The Japanese House captures the essence of architectural elegance.

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