Japan: the art of living : a sourcebook of Japanese style for the western home

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Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1990 - Architecture - 191 pages
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In this perennial top-seller, Japanese design expert Amy Sylvester Katoh introduces stunning interior designs that have successfully blended East and West, traditional and modern. With more than 300 vibrant color photographs by Shin Kimura, this tour of exquisite homes in the Tokyo area offers new ideas for decorating the Western home. With its emphasis on traditional and modern styles, this landmark book includes the latest information on antique markets and hints for where to see the art of living--in galleries, textile and craft shops, and restaurants.

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These two visual sourcebooks are full of photographs to inspire amateur and professional decorators. Each depicts how each style has been interpreted for today's living through the use of traditional ... Read full review

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These books provide a window on a wonderful aspect of Japan--its domestic culture. While Ueda pinpoints the essence of traditional culture through architecture--in an ably translated version of a best ... Read full review

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Amy Sylvester Katoh, a longtime resident of Japan, is well known for her work with textiles, particularly traditional blue and white fabrics, which are featured in her boutique Blue & White in Azabu Juban, Tokyo. She is dedicated to preserving Japan's craft tradition, traveling throughout the country in search of the finest works of both traditional and modern craftsmen.

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