Eco Living Japan: Sustainable Ideas for Living Green

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$14.99  $13.94
Tuttle Publishing
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8.4 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 2.15 pounds

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About the Author
Deanna MacDonald teaches art and architectural history at Temple University's Tokyo campus and writes extensively about Japan's art, architecture and cultural heritage. Her most recent book was New Japan Architecture published by Tuttle.
"Eco Living Japan is a beautiful book filled with ideas and reachable goals to build and renovate with a simple, sustainable focus. This is a book to read over and over again and will certainly be a catalyst for many sustainable projects to come. Prepare to be inspired and awed by the simply beautiful, sustainable designs inspired by Japanese aesthetics." --Portland Book Review
"The success of her book would be greatest if, like the last chapter, people reading the book absorbed its ides of eco living and incorporated them into their own living spaces, wherever they may be." --A Daily Dose of Architecture blog
"Features include an interesting use of light, different types of wood, asymmetrical designs and balance, and a harmonious mixture of the old and new. This is much more than solar panels on roofs and recycled materials!" --HaikuGirl's Japan blog
"This book is one more step forward towards a holistic understanding of Sustainable Design. Not as a simple matter of technology, but as a broad civic responsibility: for ecological and economic improvement, for social integration and cultural adequacy." --Jana Revedin, professor of Architecture and Design and Founding President of the LOCUS Foundation for Sustainable Urban Development
"What makes this book so appealing is the simple layout and truly gorgeous photography. Whether covering bathrooms, bedrooms, or classic Japanese tea houses, the book is a lovely coffeetable book (for those non-design folk out there) or a collection of inspiration for those in the design field." --Green Building Elements blog
"Accessible and beautiful, Eco Living Japan presents concepts of Japanese house design specialized for modern ecological sensibilities ... Expect it to fuel the growing fandom of home simplicity and efficiency, as well as interest in Japanese traditional design." --Foreword Magazine
"...the work visits 19 homes to demonstrate how different architectural elements can be blended successfully to create sustainable dwellings that exemplify the Japanese concept of mottainai, loosely translated as 'waste not, want not.'" --Architectural Digest
"... a moveable feast of elegant photography, instructive text and helpful insets that make her book accessible to both the layperson and the professional who may be looking for inspiration and a blueprint for the way forward." -- The Hawai'i Herald