The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$12.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
9 Remote Warehouse Architecture- History
6 Remote Warehouse Art- General

Tokyo: A Certain Style

by

Tokyo: A Certain Style Cover

 

Staff Pick

"Imagine tiptoeing down the hall in your apartment building to peek into a half-opened door. No one appears to be home. Who might live here? So maybe not everyone has these kinds of snooping fantasies. But if you're even mildly interested in how other people really live, this is a great book to pore through. This isn't a book about decorating. It's kind of about 'stuff' and 'space,' especially when there's a whole bunch of one trying to fit into not-too-much of the other. The Tokyo homes Tsuzuki photographed are some of the smallest quarters I've seen outside of dorm rooms. Having lived in several studio apartments, a 'grandma' cottage, a one-room school house, and a converted chicken coop, small spaces appeal to me. It's fun to peer into this other world, completely emptied of people, and imagine living there too."
Recommended by Sharon, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ah, think of the serene gardens, tatami mats, Zen–inspired dZcor, sliding doors, and shoji screens of the typical Japanese home. Think again. Tokyo: A Certain Style, the mini–sized decor book with a difference, shows how, for those living in one of the world?s most expensive and densely packed metropolises, closet–sized apartments stacked to the ceiling with gadgetry and CDs are the norm. Photographer Kyoichi Tsuzuki rode his scooter all over Tokyo snapping shots of how urban Japanese really live. Hundreds of photographs reveal the real Tokyo style: microapartments, mini and modular everything, rooms filled to the rafters with electronics, piles of books and clothes, clans of remote controls, collections of sundry objets all crammed into a space where every inch counts. Tsuzuki introduces each tiny crash pad with a brief text about who lives there, from artists and students to professionals and couples with children. His entertaining captions to the hundreds of photographs capture the spirit and ingenuity required to live in such small quarters. This fascinating, voyeuristic look at modern life comes in a chunky, pocket–sized format — the perfect coffee table book for people with really small apartments.

Synopsis:

One of the world's most densely packed urban areas features micro-apartments, mini and modular everything, and rooms filled to the rafters with electronics, books, and clothes. Tsuzuki captures it all in this full-color look at modern life in Japan.

Synopsis:

A fascinating tour of the urban landscape and interiors of Tokyo, Japan, captures in hundreds of full-color photographs the tiny crowded apartments of one of the world's most densely populated metropolises. Original.

Synopsis:

Photographer Kyoichi Tsuzuki rode his scooter all over Tokyo snapping shots of how urban Japanese really live. He reveals the real Tokyo style: micro-apartments, mini and modular everything crammed into a space where every inch counts.'

About the Author

Kyoichi Tsuzuki has written extensively for Japanese publications about art, architecture, and travel, and has also written several books on the same subjects. He was born, raised, and educated in Tokyo, where he still lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811824231
Author:
Tsuzuki, Kyoichi
Author:
Tsuzuki, Kyaichi
Author:
Tsuki, Kyoichi
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Location:
San Francisco, CA :
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Tokyo (Japan)
Subject:
International Architecture - Asian
Subject:
Themes, motives
Subject:
Tckyc (japan)
Subject:
Interior decoration - Japan - Tokyo -
Subject:
Architecture-Asia and Oceania
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
General Architecture
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
7.98x5.48x.78 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Other books you might like

  1. Hokkaido Popsicle Used Trade Paper $1.50
  2. Fruits Used Flexible $8.50
  3. Halfblood Chronicles #02: Elvenblood Used Mass Market $4.95
  4. Jam #2: Tokyo-London Used Trade Paper $4.95
  5. Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis...
    Used Trade Paper $7.50
  6. Politically Correct: The Ultimate... Used Book Club Hardcover $4.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Ornamentation
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Pocket Books
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Contemporary
Home and Garden » Interior Design » International Style
Home and Garden » Interior Design » Mini

Tokyo: A Certain Style New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$12.95 In Stock
Product details 440 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811824231 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"Imagine tiptoeing down the hall in your apartment building to peek into a half-opened door. No one appears to be home. Who might live here? So maybe not everyone has these kinds of snooping fantasies. But if you're even mildly interested in how other people really live, this is a great book to pore through. This isn't a book about decorating. It's kind of about 'stuff' and 'space,' especially when there's a whole bunch of one trying to fit into not-too-much of the other. The Tokyo homes Tsuzuki photographed are some of the smallest quarters I've seen outside of dorm rooms. Having lived in several studio apartments, a 'grandma' cottage, a one-room school house, and a converted chicken coop, small spaces appeal to me. It's fun to peer into this other world, completely emptied of people, and imagine living there too."

"Synopsis" by , One of the world's most densely packed urban areas features micro-apartments, mini and modular everything, and rooms filled to the rafters with electronics, books, and clothes. Tsuzuki captures it all in this full-color look at modern life in Japan.
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating tour of the urban landscape and interiors of Tokyo, Japan, captures in hundreds of full-color photographs the tiny crowded apartments of one of the world's most densely populated metropolises. Original.
"Synopsis" by , Photographer Kyoichi Tsuzuki rode his scooter all over Tokyo snapping shots of how urban Japanese really live. He reveals the real Tokyo style: micro-apartments, mini and modular everything crammed into a space where every inch counts.'
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.