The scenes and images that best typify Japan are showcased in this lavishroduction - full colour photographs throughout, with a succinct andlluminating text. Part 1 presents the tremendous range of landscapes andustoms in the various distinctive regions of this suprisingly large andiverse nation, while Part 2 concentrates on the arts and traditions of aulture that has been nurtured over centuries. Part 3 offers essentialackground on the country's history, language and people.Modern materials have altered the way some Japanese homes are built, but for centuries residences have been ... young architects are revolutionizing single- family home design, using stage-like open interiors with exposed kitchens, skylightsanbsp;...
|Author||:||Charles T. Whipple|
|Publisher||:||Kodansha International - 2005-06-27|