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A Japanese Touch for Your Home
by Koji Yagi
This colour reference offers practical ways of incorporating Japanese design elements into western homes. It should provide both the DIY enthusiast as well as the professional with a wide array of ideas, fully illustrated and supported by plans and diagrams.
Paperback, 84 pages
Published April 15th 1992 by Kodansha
(first published September 1st 1982)
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Beginning with a short introduction to Japanese architecture, this book explains and introduces you to the most interesting aspects of Japanese home interiors in a very readable way. For those of us who are not particularly familiar with the Japanese style, Koji Yagi presents many surprising ideas. Among those that caught my attention was the fact that Japanese houses are not resting on walls, but on pillars - which permits the owner to redesign the floor plan by taking out or adding walls (part ...more
One of the best introductions to designing a Japanese-themed décor. Explanations along with examples are numerous in this relatively short book. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an introduction to the subject. There are certainly more complete books out there and one with more examples, bu this book does an excellent job of covering the basics.