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The Japanese House: Architecture and Interiors

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The simple beauty of Japanese architecture and design has inspired many of the world's top architects and designers, such as Bruno Taut, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Terence Conran, to name just a few. The grace and elegance of the Japanese sensibility is reflected in both modern and traditional Japanese homes, from their fluid floor plans to their use of natural materials. In...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published November 30th 2000 by Tuttle Publishing (first published October 1st 2000)
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Rebecca Bugge
A neat little coffee table book (little compared to the genre in general - it's a decent-sized book in itself) with beautiful pictures celebrating traditional and (a little bit of) contemporary Japanese architecture. The obvious focus is the pictures, but the short, accompanying texts work well and don't seem to have been added just as an afterthought (a not uncommon phenomenon with photo-books in my experience).

In short a great presentation of the surprisingly varied architectural traditions o...more
I wanted to like this book more. There are a ton of nice photos: well composed, well lighted, good detail. I was left with a feeling of disappointment, however, as the text accompanying these photos is superficial and lacking in a progression of ideas. This book feels like a sampling of foods from a foreign cuisine where there is no explanation of what you are eating, what's in it, or a progression of dishes through the meal, it's just a collection of random dishes. Filling, but not satisfying,...more
Apr 19, 2012 Gierlang marked it as to-read
This book is a good inspiration for them who loves Japanese architecture. They provide good photographs of house. I'm a lover of Japanese Architecture and found this book interesting.
An excellent book, great pictures. The text could use some work - the introductory sections for each house were rather brief and the captions were occasionally inaccurate.
Teri Temme
Glad I picked this book up at the library today. Love the pictures and architectural detail.
Absolutely amazing imagery in this.
absolutely beautiful
Jalu Wardhana
I like japanese style...
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