The Elegant Japanese House (Walker/Weatherhill, 1969) by Teiji Itoh and Yukio Futagawa showcases the highlights of traditional sukiya style in Japanese architecture.
The sukiya style, originating in the ceremonial teahouse under minka influence, was expanded to include private residences, restaurants, and inns. it is beyond doubt the most sophisticated style developed throughout the long history of Japanese architecture. Through its extremely functional planning, its sensitive use onf materials, and its aesthetic consciousness, it has exerted a strong influence on modern architecture and has extended this influence to Western architecture as well. Indeed, as the book points out, the architect of today has much to learn from such early sukiya creations as the celebrated Katsura villa, even though that masterpiece was built more than three hundred years ago. In a very real sense the values of the sukiya style are still alive and valid today.
– Teiji Itoh and Yukio Futagawa, The Elegant Japanese House – Traditional Sukiya Architecture (Walker/Weatherhill, 1969), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in nice condition. The pages are clean; the binding is in great shape. The dust jacket shows some signs of fading and edge wear, and there is a tear.