Japanese Living

Japanese Living

Book - 2007
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Traditional Japanese architecture emphasizes economy of design and an unsurpassed sensitivity to the natural environment. And a traditional Japanese home with its freshly woven tatami mats, sliding shoji screens, and exposed wooden beams is the height of this art form. This study reveals a unique aesthetic through stunning photographs and insightful descriptions. Discover the simple proportions based on the square of the tatami mat; the fluid floor plan created by movable screens; the rich textures from the combination of indigenous woods, straw, and paper; and the use of nature itself to enhance the home. This beautifully photographed book captures the essence of Japanese architectural elegance, whether at a traditional inn, an imperial villa, or a garden pavilion.

Publisher: [London] : Scriptum Editions, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1902686608 (hard)
9781902686608 (hard)
Branch Call Number: 728.370952 MUR
Characteristics: 168 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 17 cm


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