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Japan Style: Architecture Interiors Design Hardcover – January 15, 2005

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Kimie Tada graduated from Rikkyo University (Tokyo) with a degree in English Literature. She was editor-in-chief of Confort, a Japanese interior design magazine, and now runs an editorial company she established in 2000.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (January 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804835926
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804835923
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Among our collection of a dozen or more illustrated books about Japanese architecture and design, this is by far the best. The exquisite photographs are accompanied by a thorough yet interesting explanation of the various traditional styles found in Japanese architecture.

Although the emphasis is upon traditional homes, the volume also includes examples of the adaptation of these styles to elegant homes in Japan today. Be forewarned, however, many of the homes illustrated, both very old and modern, are far more spacious than middle-class Japanese are able to enjoy, even those living in rural Japan.

When our present home, blending Japanese and Craftsman influences, is finished, we will give this book to our architects and contractor as tokens of our appreciation.

(By the way, this reviewer lived in Japan for ten years.)
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Beautifully illustrated with tons of large pictures of houses and gardens on every page with notes on each one. Very tastefully put together. Great style which epicts beautiful Japanese living in a more contemporary way. An excellent book for anyone wanting ideas on how to decorate their home or garden in the typical Japanese or Asian style. Also makes a wonderful coffee table book. Very pleased that I bought this.
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Beautiful photos of great interiors. Mostly traditional Japanese homes as they are currently lived in. Features homes with collections of traditional Japanese crafts. Also, some modern homes designed with Japanese aesthetic. I would also recommend the book "Japanese Style".
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Like one of the other reviewers, I own quite a few books on Japanese houses and architecture. This is an outstanding example, with very beautiful high quality photography and printing, as well as a great selection of houses I have not seen before. Most are traditional, but a few are modern. I am glad I bought this book.
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Traditional form meets modern life in "Japan Style: Architecture Interiors Design". This well-illustrated book focuses on 20 homes, from a 70-year-old house made of Japanese hemlock in Osaka to a tastefully lit home in Hadano City. Principles of design, such as "eliminating the inessential," minimalism and simplicity, and integration of the interior with the exterior, are explained and shown in practice. The text is informative but what really makes this book stand out is the excellent, rich photos that show these homes in their simplicity and natural beauty.
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This book is full of great color photos taken in and around 20 spectacular homes in Japan. The emphasis is on the traditional timberframe style, but many of the homes are designed for modern living. The book briefly explains the Japanese design theory, and uses the magnificent Zan Yu So villa as an example, complete with a good floorplan. There is a brief description preceding each home, but the book is more visual than wordy. I also recommend Lenny Brackett's "Building the Japanese House Today", which is my personal favorite.
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By M.C. on July 20, 2013
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I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a way to decorate a house with Japanese style. Filled with high quality illustrations, this book definitely helps you understand just what 'Japan Style' look like.
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This book is drop dead gorgeous and extremely informative, read it cover to cover in one sitting. Highly recommended to anyone interested in Japanese culture!!
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