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.

Japanese Living

SKU: 050289
$25.00 Regular Price
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  • ISBN

    9781902686608
  • Authors

    Noboru Murata (photo)
  • Extent

    168
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Year

    2007
  • Publisher

    Scriptum Editions

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