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Publisher Comments:

Morse's publication is an idea book par excellence. … Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings is likely to continue to be a valued resource for some time to come."—David and Michiko Young

First published in 1886, this classic review of the Japanese house and garden remains an authoritative description of the architecture of the traditional Japanese home. The work of Edward S. Morse, a groundbreaking and imaginative inventor, academic, author and museum curator, this edition of Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings features an introduction by David and Michiko Young placing the book in its historical context and explaining its continued relevance.

Containing over 300 detailed illustrations and revealing important historical and cultural sources, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings is a time-tested resource for architects and landscape designers alike. Chapters include:

  • House Construction
  • Carpenters' Tools and Appliances
  • City and Country Houses
  • Tearooms
  • Portable Screens
  • Household Shrines
  • Vestibule and Hall
  • Flowers
  • Bridges
  • Views of Private Gardens
  • Houses of the Aino

Synopsis:

Written by the author of "Glimpses of China and Chinese Homes," this volume details the various indoor and outdoor features of traditional Japanese homes. Fully illustrated by the author, the book describes all aspects of Japanese domestic architecture, from the tiles used on the roofs to the mats used on the floors; from the layouts of the rooms to the housewares used to fill them. Then, he moves outside to delight the reader with the splendor of the flowers, trees and water features of the Japanese garden. Finishing with a chapter describing the differences and similarities between Japanese homes to those of the Ainu, Koreans and Chinese, this is one of the most comprehensive books written on the subject and is a must for lovers of all things Japanese.

Synopsis:

A classic, groundbreaking text originally published in 1886

Synopsis:

A classic text, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings was originally published in 1886 by Edward S. Morse, a groundbreaking and imaginative inventor. Still considered an authoritative review of traditional Japanese architecture and landscape design, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings contains over 300 detailed illustrations and reveals important historical and cultural sources, making it a time-tested resource for architects and landscape designers.

Synopsis:

A classic text, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings was originally published in 1886 by Edward S. Morse, a groundbreaking and imaginative inventor. Still considered an authoritative review of traditional Japanese architecture and landscape design, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings contains over 300 detailed illustrations and reveals important historical and cultural sources, making it a time-tested resource for architects and landscape designers.

About the Author

Edward S. Morse, (1838û1925) a zoology professor from Maine, helped introduce modern scientific methods and thinking to the study of zoology, biology, sociology and archaeology at Tokyo University. He was awarded the (Second Degree) Order of the Sacred Treasure and the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805308899
Author:
Morse, Edward S.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Foreword by:
Young, Michiko
Foreword by:
Young, David
Foreword:
Young, David
Foreword:
Young, Michiko
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
japanese decorating; interior design, japanese art; japanese patterns; feng shui
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 15 oz

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Japanese Religion and Literature

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Product details 416 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9784805308899 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Written by the author of "Glimpses of China and Chinese Homes," this volume details the various indoor and outdoor features of traditional Japanese homes. Fully illustrated by the author, the book describes all aspects of Japanese domestic architecture, from the tiles used on the roofs to the mats used on the floors; from the layouts of the rooms to the housewares used to fill them. Then, he moves outside to delight the reader with the splendor of the flowers, trees and water features of the Japanese garden. Finishing with a chapter describing the differences and similarities between Japanese homes to those of the Ainu, Koreans and Chinese, this is one of the most comprehensive books written on the subject and is a must for lovers of all things Japanese.
"Synopsis" by ,
A classic, groundbreaking text originally published in 1886
"Synopsis" by , A classic text, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings was originally published in 1886 by Edward S. Morse, a groundbreaking and imaginative inventor. Still considered an authoritative review of traditional Japanese architecture and landscape design, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings contains over 300 detailed illustrations and reveals important historical and cultural sources, making it a time-tested resource for architects and landscape designers.
"Synopsis" by , A classic text, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings was originally published in 1886 by Edward S. Morse, a groundbreaking and imaginative inventor. Still considered an authoritative review of traditional Japanese architecture and landscape design, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings contains over 300 detailed illustrations and reveals important historical and cultural sources, making it a time-tested resource for architects and landscape designers.
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