Japanese Style: Architecture + Interior + Design


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Japanese homes speak to the soul, providing a contemplative environment from which to experience the world.

Japan Style offers a rare look at 20 exquisite traditional homes in Japan. The luxurious photographs in this book show how Japanese design uses some very simple, natural elements to achieve timeless tranquility.

Wood is the construction material of choice because it is considered a “living” material; the country’s Shinto and Zen Buddhist roots instill a deep respect for nature. The homes in this book are a great reminder that there are alternatives to “big is beautiful”—timeless and modern don’t have to be cold steel, glass, and concrete.

The ideal of wabi-sabi, loosely translated by Frank Lloyd Wright as “rusticity and simplicity bordering on solitude”, is considered the epitome of sophistication in Japanese interior design. The houses in this book invite us to rethink the wisdom of our hasty modern lifestyles and return to a simpler, slower life.

The quintessentially Japanese aesthetic can be seen in 100-year-old folk farmhouses, machiya townhouses of ancient merchants in Kyoto, sprawling rural samurai villas and modern beach cottages. This book provides architects and homeowners with insights by offering inspiring and surprising alternatives relevant to residential design anywhere in the world today.

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Discover a quintessentially Japanese aesthetic of timeless tranquility – visit a 100-year-old farmhouse, a sprawling country samurai villa, an ancient merchant’s machiya in Kyoto, and 17 others!

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Japanese styleJapanese style

Japanese styleJapanese style

Japanese styleJapanese style

Japanese style

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (September 24, 2019)
Language: English
Hardcover: 224 pages
ISBN-10 : 4805315237
ISBN-13 : 978-4805315231
Item Weight: 2.19 lbs
Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.9 x 10.2 inches


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