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Modern Japanese House Hardcover – November 1, 2005

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'A beautiful, revelatory book, opening up a world of Japanese architecture that has been little known in the West...Pollock conveys the ingenuity - the sheer variety of solutions - of architects facing some decidedly 'challenging' sites. Their designs are full of wit, surprise and a sense of grace and serenity...A great strength of this book is that each group of houses is prefaced by an introduction which sets them against a background of tradition and social change in Japan, followed by a detailed description of each design which shows exactly how it evolved.' (Architect's Journal)

About the Author

Naomi Pollock has been writing about design in Japan since 1989. Her articles have appeared in numerous prominent publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Dwell, Interior Design, the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and Architectural Record, for whom she is the Special International Correspondent. A trained and licensed architect, she was a guest curator for an exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 entitled 'Japan 2000: Architecture and Design for the Japanese Public'.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (November 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071484554X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714845548
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.2 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,013,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Rutherford Poats on February 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This beautiful book is obviously a must-read for architects and designers; it more than fulfills their expectations as to tge ingenuity and esthetic genius of the new wave of Japanese home-builders. That is not what inspired me to write this, my first on-line book review. Rather, it is the book's essays on current changes in Japanese culture, life-styles, and domestic paraphenalia that make it, surprisingly, a treat for anyone interested in cintemporary Asia.

Rutherford Poats, New York

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The book is a very complete review of modern japanese houses, divided in very accurate categories. Naomi Pollock is very clear in explaining the evolution of each subject and she describes each house in a superb way. The photographs are gorgeous.Excellent quality, very recommendable, it's worthy paying for a book like this.

Cecilia Domenech
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this book has nice pix of interesting, inspiring houses with some usable ideas
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