Item description for Japanese Living (Mini Lifestyle Library series) by Noburo Murata...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.7" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2007
Publisher Scriptum Editions
ISBN 1902686608 ISBN13 9781902686608