At Home with Japanese Design: Accents, Structure, and Spirit

At Home with Japanese Design: Accents, Structure, and Spirit

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Overview

At Home with Japanese Design: Accents, Structure and Spirit provides hundreds of useful ideas for integrating the simple elegance of Japanese design into your own lifestyle. On one level, it is a how-to book: how to make a room more versatile, how to capitalize on a small space or convert a tiny plot into a room-enhancing garden. On another level, it is a wonderful introduction to the richness of Japanese culture, providing insights into the philosophic and aesthetic principles that underlie Japanese style in fields ranging from architecture to flower arrangement.

This is your opportunity to visit the graceful homes of interior designers, architects, collectors, international antique dealers, writers, and fashion designers who have created cross-cultural designs. See their inventive combinations of Eastern and Western styles in 192 stunning color photographs taken in 49 homes in both the United States and Japan. At Home with Japanese Design: Accents, Structure and Spirit introduces the beauty and charm of these unique design approaches -- and makes it easy for you to create similar cross-cultural effects in your own home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804832809
Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction8
Tansu: The Versatile Chest10
New Perspectives26
The Spirit of Bamboo38
Room to Vary50
Outdoor View58
Dining Presentations71
Eloquent Artifacts80
Room to Dream92
Ikebana: Lessons in Serenity102
Collectibles112
Focus on Display124
Architectural Elements136
Four Homes, Four Viewpoints152
Historical Periods166
Resources166
Locating Antiques & Folkcraft in Japan
Specialized Shops167
Regional Craft Centers168
Antique Markets170
Shopping Sources in U.S. & Canada172
Bibliography180
Glossary182
Index183

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