Living in Japan

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Alex Kerr, Kathy Arlyn Sokol

Description

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Enriched by 170 brand new, unpublished photographs, this re-edition takes you on breathtaking journey through the Land of the Rising Sun-complete with a list of addresses, should you wish to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.

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Bibliotheca Universalis – Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 14 x 19.5 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 30 March 2018
Number of pages 496
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Reto Guntli
Dimensions 14 x 19.5 cm
Weight 300 g