JAPANESE HOMES AND LIFESTYLES: AN ILLUSTRATED JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY

JAPANESE HOMES AND LIFESTYLES: AN ILLUSTRATED JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY

By: Inaba, Kazuya

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The story of a people is largely the story of where they live and how they live--that is, of their homes and lifestyles. Japanese Homes and Lifestyles : An Illustrated Journey through History presents just that story for the J apanese people--from prehistoric times to the modern day. Beginning with ca ves and moving on to pit dwellings, then to thatched and tiled houses, the story continues with capital cities, aristocratic mansions, townhouses, rur al villages, castles, samurai residences, and finally the modernization of Japan and the advent of "new towns" and high-rise apartment complexes. But this is not only the story of buildings and their construction and modi fication over time, but more importantly the tale of a people coming to gri ps with a way of living that will determine its destiny. Both illustrations and text are clear on this point, never forgetting the interplay between h ome and lifestyle. Japanese Homes and Lifestyles adopts a chronological approach, revealing ea ch succeeding period in all its individuality. The book is not a specious a ccount of a monolithic Japanese way of life that continues unvarying from c entury to century, but rather a genuine recounting of the continuous variet y and ongoing change that has occurred at all levels of life and in every e poch. Rulers and ruled, rich and poor, farmer and city dweller, samurai and commoner--all are vividly depicted as history moves toward the present day . With its lively illustrations and concise text, Japanese.

Title: JAPANESE HOMES AND LIFESTYLES: AN ILLUSTRATED JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY

Author Name: Inaba, Kazuya

Categories: History,

Publisher: Kodansha USA Inc: 2000

ISBN Number: 477002391X

ISBN Number 13: 9784770023919

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000045810