japan style: architecture + interiors + design
by Geeta Mehta & Kimie Tada, with photography by Noboru Murata
Publisher: Tuttle; (2005)
Hardcover: 224 pages
A wonderful homage to traditional Japanese house design, with hundreds of full-color photos (often filling one or two whole pages). The text cites the humble and rustic tea huts of the sixteenth century as the origin for many of the design elements that have influenced Japanese house interiors even to this day.
The ideal of wabi-sabi, translated loosely by Frank Lloyd Wright as ‘rusticity and simplicity that borders on loneliness’ was considered the epitome of sophistication” (p.16).
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