Contemporary Teahouse, The: Japan's Top Architects Redefine A Tradition

by Arata Isozaki

Contemporary Teahouse, The: Japan's Top Architects Redefine A Tradition

  • ISBN-13: 9784770030467
  • Author(s): Arata Isozaki
  • Subject: Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc
  • Publisher: Kodansha Europe Head Office
  • Imprint: Kodansha USA
  • Publication Date: 05-07-2007
  • Format: h/b

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The tea house is one of Japans most original buildingsa very small, very simple space consisting of tatami mat, tokonoma (the alcove where wall scrolls are hung and flower arrangements placed), ro (the sunken stove where tea is heated) and nijiriguchi (the half door through which guests enter) . For generations, Japanese architects have embraced the challenge of the tea house despite severe formal constraints. Now, this beautiful and fascinating volume takes the traditional tea house and turns it on its head. An informative introduction explains the
About the book

The tea house is one of Japans most original buildingsa very small, very simple space consisting of tatami mat, tokonoma (the alcove where wall scrolls are hung and flower arrangements placed), ro (the sunken stove where tea is heated) and nijiriguchi (the half door through which guests enter) . For generations, Japanese architects have embraced the challenge of the tea house despite severe formal constraints. Now, this beautiful and fascinating volume takes the traditional tea house and turns it on its head. An informative introduction explains the