This is a coffee-table book for anyone who appreciates traditional Japanese architecture, building materials, gardens, and crafts. The reader will be enchanted by this oversized, lavishly photographed book which offers a rare glimpse into twenty of the finest Japanese-style homes to be found in Japan today. Presenting insight into the design principles, practical solutions, and subtle details that make Japanese architecture and design timeless, Japan Style demonstrates how to use simple, natural elements to achieve spaciousness and harmony, even within a small space. It invites us to rethink the wisdom of our own lifestyle. A great gift book. Hardcover, 224 pages.