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The Japanese House: Architecture and Interiors

Black, Alexandra

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ISBN 10: 0804832625 / ISBN 13: 9780804832625
Published by Tuttle, VT, 2000
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Title: The Japanese House: Architecture and ...

Publisher: Tuttle, VT

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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The simple beauty of Japanese architecture and design has inspired many of the world's top architects and designers, such as Bruno Taut, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Terence Conran, to name just a few. The grace and elegance of the Japanese sensibility is reflected in both modern and traditional Japanese homes, from their fluid floor plans to their use of natural materials. In The Japanese House, renowned Japanese photographer Noboru Murata has captured this Eastern spirit with hundreds of vivid color photographs of 15 Japanese homes. As we step behind the lens with Murata, we're witness to the unique Japanese aesthetic, to the simple proportions modeled after the square of the tatami mat; to refined, rustic decor; to earthy materials like wood, paper, straw, ceramics, and textiles. This is a glorious house-tour readers can return to again and again, for ideas, inspiration, or simply admiration.

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Alexandra Black spent five years in Japan studying Japanese language, culture, and art and architecture. She has written for numerous publications and is the author of Living in Cuba. She lives in London.

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