Living in Japan. 40th Ed.


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Alex Kerr, Kathy Arlyn Sokol


So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it’s nearly impossible to improve upon. Yet contemporary Japanese designers and architects keep finding fresh approaches to refurbish and take inspiration from the ways of old. Whether it’s a pristinely preserved traditional house or a sleek modern apartment, the best Japanese homes share a love of cleverly designed spaces and warm materials like wood, brick, and bamboo.

From a thatched roof farmhouse occupied by a Zen priest to Tadao Ando‘s experimental 4×4 House, from Shigeru Ban‘s conceptual Shutter House to a beautiful domestic homage to bamboo, this elegant compendium traverses the multifaceted landscape of Japanese living today.

Enriched by 170 brand new, unpublished photographs, this edition takes you on breathtaking journey through the Land of the Rising Sun-complete with a list of addresses, should you wish to undertake this journey to Japan’s most fascinating inns and homes yourself. An insightful glossary of key terms, such as tatami, shoji, and noren, will also help you come to grips with all elements of Japan’s unique aesthetic of Eastern minimalism.

Additional information

Weight 1090 g
Dimensions 16.4 x 22.4 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 23 November 2021
Number of pages 480
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Angelika Taschen, Photographs by Reto Guntli
Dimensions 16.4 x 22.4 cm
Weight 1090 g


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