9784805315231-4805315237-Japan Style: Architecture + Interiors + Design

Japan Style: Architecture + Interiors + Design

ISBN-13: 9784805315231
ISBN-10: 4805315237
Author: Mehta, Geeta, Tada, Kimie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Format: Hardcover 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9784805315231
ISBN-10: 4805315237
Author: Mehta, Geeta, Tada, Kimie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Format: Hardcover 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mehta, Geeta, Tada, Kimie wrote Japan Style: Architecture + Interiors + Design comprising 224 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 4805315237 and 9784805315231. Since then Japan Style: Architecture + Interiors + Design textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.48 or rent at the marketplace.

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Japanese homes speak to the soul and provide a contemplative environment from which to experience the world.

Japan Style offers rare glimpses into twenty exquisite traditional homes in Japan. The lavish photographs in this volume demonstrate how Japanese design achieves a timeless tranquility using a few very simple, natural elements.

Wood is the preferred building material since it is considered a "living" material; the country's Shinto and Zen Buddhist roots have inculcated a deep respect for nature. The houses in this book are a wonderful reminder that there are alternatives to "big is beautiful"—and that neither timelessness nor modernity has to be about using cold steel, glass and concrete.

The wabi-sabi ideal, translated loosely by Frank Lloyd Wright as a "rusticity and simplicity that borders on loneliness," is considered the epitome of sophistication in Japanese interior design. The houses in this book invite us to rethink the wisdom of our hurried modern lifestyle and return to a simpler, slower life.

The quintessential Japanese aesthetic can be seen in a 100-year-old minka farmhouse, an old merchant's machiya townhouse in Kyoto, a sprawling country Samurai villa, and in a modern seaside cottage. This book offers insights for architects and homeowners alike by providing inspiring and surprising alternatives, relevant to the design of homes anywhere in the world today.
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