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Books and materials relating to the applied arts after WWI; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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Ueda, Atsushi, The Inner Harmony of the Japanese House, New York, Kodansha International, 1990, first edition, 4to (10.5" x 7.75"), HB, brown paper spine on mauve marbled-texture paper bds in color photo dj, VG / VG. Edgeworn, odd fading at spine foot, 2" repaired tear to top right front corner of DJ.

200 pp, 100 photographic illustrations. Introduction by Gunter Nitschke.

Contents: Pillars, Roofs, Walls, Doors, Windows, Shoji, Floors, Tatami Mats, Alcoves, Earthen Floors, Ceilings, Stairways, Upper Stories, Rooftops, Clothes-Drying Area, Basements, Storage, Eaves, Verandas, Gardens, Gazebos, Fences, Gates, Locks.

"Breaking the Japnaese living space down into its primary elements--shoji, partitions, miniature gardens, and so on--Ueda reveals the patterns and sense of harmony behind the myth. He discusses, for example the ways in the which the shoji screen exploits natural light to create a pleasing sesuality; the way decoratied sliding doors and moveable partitions define and enhance one's sense of space; the functions of the miniature garden as viewed from insidea as well as out.    [Book ID # 1396]


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