Japan;The Art of Living

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Tuttle Publishing, 1999 - Architecture - 192 pages
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In this book Amy Sylvester Katoh introduces stunning interior designs that have successfully blended East and West, traditional and modern. With over 300 color photographs by Shin Kimura, this tour of exquisite homes in the Tokyo area offers new ideas for decorating the Western home. It shows how enhancing table settings, arranging space with carefully selected screens and furnishings, and inviting the season indoors with delicate flower arrangements can create a Japanese aesthetic in the most parochial of rooms. Amy Sylvester Katoh, collector and connoisseur of Japanese crafts and textiles, 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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Japan, the art of living: a sourcebook of Japanese style for the western home

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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

Contents

FOREWORD
ix
INTRODUCTION
7
LIGHT AND SPACE
13
TRADITIONAL FURNITURE
43
TABLE SETTINGS
61
JAPANESE TEXTILES
79
FLOWERS AND SEASONS
95
FINE AND FOLK ART
113
COLLECTIONS
129
BEAUTIFUL ROOMS
151
SOURCES
177
BIBLIOGRAPHY
185
GLOSSARYINDEX
187
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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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