At Home with Japanese Design

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C. E. Tuttle, 2001 - Architecture - 184 pages
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From a Manhattan apartment and California ranch house to a 250 year-old Japanese home in the hills of Kamakura, At Home with Japanese Design explores the beauty of cross-cultural design - inside and out. Authors Jean Mahoney and Peggy Rao use traditional objects - including tatami mats and shoji screens - and intricate art forms to compare and contrast the beauty of tradition in modern Eastern and Western settings. A design book, a shopping guide, and a cultural history all in one, At Home with Japanese Design is a stunning tour of forty-nine homes that exemplify the Japanese aesthetic of serenity and simplicity.

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About the author (2001)

JEAN MAHONEY and PEGGY RAO, both New Yorkers, met in Tokyo, where after a few years of exploring the Japanese culture together, they decided to pool their talents on this collaboration. Mrs. Mahoney, a graphic designer as well as a watercolorist, has extensive experience in advertising art
direction. Mrs. Rao brought to the team many years experience both as a journalist and as a copywriter at advertising agencies in New York and Switzerland. Their book is one they wished had been available when they moved to Tokyo.

Peggy Landers Rao writes on Japanese design and architecture. The coauthor of "Japanese Accents in Western Interiors", she lives in Armonk, New York.

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