The Elegant Japanese House Book
Gorgeous vintage oversized book exploring the Sukiya style of design. 1st Edition.
"The Sukiya style, originating in the ceremonial teahouse under minka influence, was expanded to include private residences, restaurants and inns. It is beyond doubt the most sophisticated style developed throughout the long history of Japanese architecture. Through its extremely functional planning, its sensitive use of materials, and its aesthetic consciousness, it has exerted a strong influence on modern architecture and has extended this influence to Western architecture as well. Since the book concerns itself as much with architectural function as with architectural design and craftsmanship, it gives considerable attention to the social environment in which the sukiya style evolved, as well as to its applicability in the rapidly changing world of today."
Great - light vintage wear. Minor fading on book’s exterior. Dust Jacket has significant wear.
10.5” L x 14.5” W