Item #901532 Japanese Country Style: Putting New Life Into Old Houses. Yoshihiro Takishita.
Japanese Country Style: Putting New Life Into Old Houses

Japanese Country Style: Putting New Life Into Old Houses

Tokyo / New York / London: Kodansha International, 2002.
First Edition. Hardcover.

First Edition, Third Printing. Foreword by Peter M. Grill; The Appeal of Minka by Sachiko Amakasu. Dual language edition with text in English and Japanese.

Japanese Country Style introduces sixteen unique homes renovated by Yoshihiro Takishita. Takishita discusses his purpose in adapting and converting these centuries-old farmhouses for modern living. Chapters on their history and construction demonstrate their value and place in Japanese rural life in which several generations often lived under one roof - along with a horse in the stable area and silkworms in the attic.

Japanese Country Style showcases the blending of traditional Japanese elements with modern lifestyles. Tatami rooms, Japanese antiques, traditional wooden furniture, and other treasures fill the rooms of these homes, and evoke the understated elegance of country-style living.

Chapters include: Encountering the Japanese Folk House; The History of Gassho Zukuri Dwellings and Village Life; The Structure of Gassho Zukuri; Renewing Old Dwellings; Renovated Folk Houses; Interior Designs and Antiques; Dismantling and Reconstruction. Houses renovated include: The Roderick House; The Takishita House; The House of Antiques, East Gallery; The Salomon Villa; The Karuizawa Villa; The Amakasu House; The Weber House; The Omura House & Studio; The Tagawa Villa; The Akiyama House; The Korver House; The Hayashi House; The Union Bank of Switzerland Guesthouse; The Takanashi House; The Ofuna House; The Musashino House.

Item #901532
ISBN: 9784770027610

9-1/4 x 11-1/8”, beige endpapers, pictorial paper over boards, 168pp, bibliography, list of works, afterword, illustrated with over 200 photographs.

Light wear to extreme tips of boards, a bit of light staining to edges of text block not affecting open leaves, square, internally clean and bright, very good plus in lightly rubbed near fine dust wrapper and protective mylar.

Price: $150.00