Japan Living: Form and Function at the Cutting Edge

Japan Living: Form and Function at the Cutting Edge

by Marcia Iwatate, Geeta K. Mehta, Takeshi Nakasa
     
 

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Gain insight into both modern and Japanese styles with this stunning Japanese interior design book.

Natural serenity, unostentatious refinement, clean lines and the balancing of light and space are all hallmarks of Japanese interior design. In the new book from noted authors Marcia Iwatate and Geeta Mehta, Japan Living continues the themes of

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Gain insight into both modern and Japanese styles with this stunning Japanese interior design book.

Natural serenity, unostentatious refinement, clean lines and the balancing of light and space are all hallmarks of Japanese interior design. In the new book from noted authors Marcia Iwatate and Geeta Mehta, Japan Living continues the themes of their highly successful Japan Houses with 30 specially designed houses that transcend function and resonate with spirit.

The houses represented in Japan Living reflect the many changes in the dynamics of the new Japanese society, including an aging population and the desire to remain single; while others embody plenty of creativity, self-expression and individuality. Throughout, a return to traditional materials and design elements is married with such present-day requirements as minimalism, flexibility, a small kitchen, a beautiful bathroom, energy efficiency and electronic gadgetry. Each of these homes is an exquisite representation of the integrity consistently found within Japanese interior design, both in new construction and old.

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While Iwatate (eat.work.shop) visits 30 homes throughout Japan whose modern design is "sharp, crisp, transparent, and light," Francione (Bali Modern, Bali Houses) continues his examination of contemporary Balinese architecture, visiting 21 residential dwellings "selected because of their architectural creativity and their un-hackneyed interior design schemes." Recommended for large and academic interior design collections.


—Gayle A. Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462906437
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
946,656
File size:
56 MB
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Meet the Author

Geeta K. Mehta teaches architecture and urban design at Columbia University in New York. A resident of Japan for 23 years, she is a partner in the firm of Braden and Mehta, and has designed projects in the USA, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Educated at the University of Tokyo, Columbia University, and SPA in Delhi, she is the co-author of several books, including Japan Style, Japan Houses, Japanese Gardens, and New Japan Architecture, all published by Tuttle Publishing.

The photographs in Japan Living were specially taken by three talented photographers from Nacasa & Partners Inc. (www.nacasa.co.jp), Japan's foremost architectural photography studio established by Nakasa Takeshi in 1989. The studio's work is featured in the book Japan House (Tuttle Publishing) and international journals such as Interiors, Domus, Frame, Ambiente and Blue Print. Shigeta Satoshi, from Yokohama, graduated from the Tokyo Photographic Institute. Chiba-born Torimura Koichi is a graduate of Meiji University with an architectural degree. Yano Toshiyuki, a graduate of Kyorin University, was born in Kanagawa.

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