Zen Interiors

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In these hectic, machine-driven, stressful days of modern living, people are increasingly looking for ways to create havens of calm and relaxation within their own homes. They are searching for an oasis where they can unwind, regain some contact with the natural world, and enjoy a few precious moments of serenity.

This quest for peace and tranquility has led designers and decorators to look to the East to the natural harmony and balance of Asian homes and to the simplicity of ...

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In these hectic, machine-driven, stressful days of modern living, people are increasingly looking for ways to create havens of calm and relaxation within their own homes. They are searching for an oasis where they can unwind, regain some contact with the natural world, and enjoy a few precious moments of serenity.

This quest for peace and tranquility has led designers and decorators to look to the East to the natural harmony and balance of Asian homes and to the simplicity of their art and design. In this book, Zen Interiors, we trace the contemporary influence of the East on the Western home, showing how the calm, natural harmony, and balance that is seen in Asia can be used to create living spaces that provide a tranquil respite from our increasingly frantic lifestyles.

The two main keys to Zen style interiors are simplicity and serenity. These imply the paring down of a cluttered environment and concentration on creating harmony, balance, touch and texture. By achieving these things you can create a place where the spiritual or inner needs can be addressed and where you can indulge in calming or stimulating the senses with light, space, and a free flow of energy.

Among, the beliefs of Zen is the conviction that you can find pleasure in even the most simple of everyday tasks-in bathing, meditation, an preparation of food-so the rooms or spaces where these activities take place are important. Eating Places, Living Rooms, Sleeping Spaces, and Water Rooms are each individual areas that should be arranged and decorated to crate tranquil and calming atmospheres...

...In this book we look at Zen style interiors, how the pure Zen approach can be adapted and tailored to suit not only the Western climate and way of life but also to our buildings and settings, whether they be a red brick Victorian terraced house, a barn in the country, or an inner city apartment.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781556709302
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.37 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2003

    A fantastic book to simplify and beautify your surroundings

    This is not for the timid, but a definite must-read for people looking to make a more peaceful, simple, and beautiful surrounding in which to live. I've found this book to have a multitude of not only good design tips, but excellent passages about the historical and spiritual concepts behind minimalist living. While some of the photographs depict overly sterile, almost museum-like surroundings, others offer excellent ideas about decorating and conquering annoying clutter. Organization of the concepts is great and the text flows easily, giving the reader the chance to peruse the pictures and ponder their own surroundings.

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