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The Essence of Japanese Architecture II

The Essence of Japanese Architecture II


Saito, Yukata
TOTO, 2017
SKU S00314

This second volume introduces exemplary architectural works spanning the history of Japanese architecture, from medieval Japan to the modern era. Filled with detailed illustrations and photographs, it presents a comprehensive selection of traditional structures and typologies developed in the Muromachi to the Meiji periods, including the shoin (study or library room), chashitsu (tea ceremony structure), jokaku (citadel or castle), teien (garden), minka (vernacular private house), and more. Architect Yutaka Saito offers an essential collection of knowledge that moves beyond the materiality of the first volume to encapsulate the cultural essence of Japanese architecture.

HB in slip-case / 400 pp. / English + Japanese