Japan the Art of Living
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0804816115 Hardcover book that is a former library item with typical library markings. There is some light overall reader wear to the exterior. There is mylar plastic over the dust jacket. The text is clean throughout. The binding is fully intact. Fast shipper. Bookseller Inventory # JF488056
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Review: Longtime Japan resident Amy Sylvester Katoh and photographer Shin Kimura have created a fascinating and educational masterpiece in Japan: The Art of Living. More than 300 pictures of rooms, furniture, table arrangements, stylish windows, and more enliven its pages as they guide the reader on a "photographic tour of exquisite homes in the Tokyo area, focusing on ... antiques and folk crafts."
Katoh counsels readers to break free from some of the rules that govern Japanese style and design and experiment with their own brand of panache--or Japanache, as Katoh calls it. Instead of simply cataloging stylish homes, the author presents a design element, such as tansu chests, with a dozen options and alternatives, providing both ancient ideas and their modern updates. In addition to the superb photos and engaging text, there is also an index of places to buy the featured antiques, textiles, washi paper, screens, and other items, both in Japan and in 11 states in the U.S. If you were a fan of Japanese design before, this book will make you a fanatic. --Jhana Bach
Title: Japan the Art of Living
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing 2030-12-31
Publication Date: 2030
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First Edition
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