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Publisher Comments:

The Modern Japanese Tea Room showcases chashitsus, traditional Japanese tea ceremony salons, as reconceived by contemporary architects and designers. The formal tea ceremony developed in the fifteenth century, and its ritual is closely defined, as is the space for it: traditionally, chashitsus include windows, an alcove (tokonoma) with flowers and painted parchment, bamboo beds (tatami), and a fireplace on the floor (ro); they do not include furniture, in part because they are spaces for meditation. More recently those traditions--as closely associated with the upper class as high tea is in England and its colonies--have been rediscovered by architects and designers as a perfect match for their contemporary work. The Modern Japanese Tea Room includes projects from renowned Japanese names including Kengo Kuma, Terunobu Fujimori, Shigeru Uchida, Arata Isozaki, Chitoshi Kihara, Yasujirou Aoki and Hisanobu Tsujimura. Their work in a wide variety of materials--paper, wood, plastic, aluminum, glass, concrete--represents the latest and most inspiring in Japanese architecture and interior design, from a tree house in Nagano to a portable space in black lacquer.

The Modern Japanese Tea Room opens with an introduction to the history of the tea ceremony, identifying its physical elements and going over to the ceremony itself, and then moves on to more than 35 projects gathered together in 250 of Michael Freeman's powerful color images. A tribute to contemporary Japanese culture and a taste of its future.

Synopsis:

This beautiful publication showcases traditional tea ceremony salons as they have been reconceived by contemporary architects and designers, offering a thoroughly modern take on this ritual that has been integral to Japanese culture since the 15th century. A fascinating introduction takes readers on a tour of a tea ceremony.Damiani

Product Details

ISBN:
9788889431870
Publisher:
Damiani
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Contribution:
Freeman, Michael
Author:
Freeman, Michael
Subject:
Religious buildings
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
International Architecture - Asian
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
239
Dimensions:
9.27x10.19x1.04 in. 3.21 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Buildings » Religious
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » China and Japan
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » World
Home and Garden » Interior Design » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Japanese Religion and Literature

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Product details 239 pages Damiani - English 9788889431870 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This beautiful publication showcases traditional tea ceremony salons as they have been reconceived by contemporary architects and designers, offering a thoroughly modern take on this ritual that has been integral to Japanese culture since the 15th century. A fascinating introduction takes readers on a tour of a tea ceremony.Damiani
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