Japanese homes and their surroundings

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Dover Publications, Jun 1, 1961 - Architecture - 372 pages
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In this book, the author spent more than 4 years visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits. It is the only authentic record of the traditional home mats, lamps, screens, gardens from its general plan to the smallest decorative detail. 307 illustrations.

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User Review  - James Eckman - Goodreads

Still pretty good despite it's age. Read full review

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User Review  - Vit - Goodreads

Even if you are not interested in Japanese traditional architecture and do not care about Japanese, still it is a precious book. Edward Morse opens his heart to Japanese culture and rewarded himself ... Read full review


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Edward S. Morse, (1838-1925) a zoology professor from Maine, helped introduce modern scientific methods and thinking to the study of zoology, biology, sociology and archaeology at Tokyo University. He was awarded the (Second Degree) Order of the Sacred Treasure and the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government.

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