The Contemporary Tea House

The Contemporary Tea House

Japan's Top Architects Redefine A Tradition

Book - 2007 | 1st ed
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"The tea house is one of Japan's most original and significant architectural forms - a small, simple space for the tea ceremony that traditionally requires a hearth, straw-mat flooring, and a low entrance. It has been called the spiritual fountainhead of modern Japanese architecture." "The Contemporary Tea House features twenty works that reveal how world-renowned Japanese architects are redefining this highly formalized and tradition-bound form using materials as disparate as charcoal, plastic, and titanium." "Directed at both the general reader and the specialist, this visually stunning book explores the works of five masters of modern Japanese architecture. The informative text is illuminated with photographs, and numerous diagrams and sketches."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 4770030460
Branch Call Number: 725.7 ISO
Characteristics: 134 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Fujimori, Terunobu 1946-
Ando, Tadao

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