Yet another fantastic interiors book from shop favourite Suzanne Slesin, author of the equally excellent interiors books: The New York Times: Home, High-Tech: The Industrial Style and Sourcebook for the Home, French Style and The International Book of Lofts. Phew! This woman was a powerhouse (pun intended)!
Here Slesin visited an enormous range of houses and apartments - from luxury, avant-garde apartments, to centuries-old farmhouses and inns - many mixing traditional and modern Japanese styles. These homes reflect a sublimely opulent Western look, as well as those inspired by a Zen-monastery-like simplicity.
It's clear that on this densely populated island nation, elegance and restraint has been refined to a high art and this beautiful book (decorative end pages et. al.) does it's subject great justice.
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter
Details: Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st Edition. 287p.