Nature on View: Homes and Gardens Inspired by Japan

Nature on View: Homes and Gardens Inspired by Japan

by Peggy Landers Rao, Jean Mahoney
     
 
A tour of 28 U.S. homes and gardens that have incorporated Japanese design principles, especially the easy and natural ways these structures merge with the outdoors. From New York City apartments to California hilltop getaways, this book explores how basic principles of timeless Japanese architecture can be applied to both new construction and remodeling projects.

Overview

A tour of 28 U.S. homes and gardens that have incorporated Japanese design principles, especially the easy and natural ways these structures merge with the outdoors. From New York City apartments to California hilltop getaways, this book explores how basic principles of timeless Japanese architecture can be applied to both new construction and remodeling projects. 180 full-color photographs.

Editorial Reviews

Eye-Ai Magazine, Tokyo
A beautiful book...traditional Japanese principles filtered through Western eyes and creativity; old principles which have consequently become successful, modern innovations....For those who are interested in the actual details related to the renovation or construction of their own homes, there is a useful index...listing the names and sources of Japanese goods and design services in the U.S. and Canada, as well as a list of antique shops and markets in Japan.
Daily Yomiuri, Tokyo
A stunning book that takes a look at 28 American homes and gardens that were constructed according to basic principles of traditional Japanese architecture and design...Even a cursory look through this book is bound to leave you buzzing with ideas for building a traditional Japanese dream house, landscaping a garden...or integrating antiques into Western homes or rooms.
Library Journal
The enduring Western fascination with things Japanese is demonstrated and detailed here in a volume of careful and excellent design. Rao and Mahoney ( Japanese Accents in Western Interiors , Japan Publications, 1990) once again insightfully represent the innate qualities of Japanese-style buildings located in the United States. The photos illustrate good examples of the varying commitments of U.S. artisans and builders aspiring to re-create some of the best of Japanese traditional architecture. Though a useful resource list is included for those seeking practical advice, admirers of the genre will also enjoy browsing through this book. For larger architecture collections.-- Mike Heines, USAF Rome Laboratory Technical Lib., N.Y.
Booknews
Features 28 American homes and gardens in various urban and rural settings that show how Japanese principles of design can be incorporated into both new construction and remodel projects. Some 180 photos document fine craftsmanship, decorative use of structural elements, and, above all, the integration of indoors and outdoors. The text describes the origins of the structures and their features. Resources for inspiration and Japanese goods and design services are listed. No index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834802995
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.52(h) x 0.64(d)

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