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Machiya: The Traditional Townhouses of Kyoto - Contributor(s): Kumiko Ishii (Photographer)

Machiya: The Traditional Townhouses of Kyoto - Contributor(s): Kumiko Ishii (Photographer)

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Machiya: The Traditional Townhouses of Kyoto 
Contributor(s): Kumiko Ishii (Photographer)

ISBN: 4756253024    EAN: 9784756253026
Publisher: Pie International  
US SRP: $29.95 US  
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: September 01, 2020

The definitive book on machiya showcasing their traditional appearance and recent transformation is explained in bilingual text. From private residences to renovated properties operating as businesses, this book introduces everything you need to know about Machiya, also including never-before-seen cultural properties, with detailed and accessible commentary in bilingual text. Machiya are traditional wooden townhouses found throughout Japan and typified in the historical capital of Kyoto. Machiya in Kyoto has kept their traditional architectural form and community, creating a historic and traditional cultural atmosphere that attracts many tourists from all around the world. Machiya has become valuable cultural heritage, as many machiya have disappeared and have been replaced by modern houses. In this book, readers can see and feel the ideas and wisdom of the people in Kyoto, who made full use of machiya design and the architectural characteristics of that optimize space and practicality while keeping within the tradition. This book will not only be a perfect architectural reference book but also a great photography book to enjoy the delicate beauty of Japan.
Physical Info: 1.1" H x 9.9" L x 7.1" W (1.55 lbs) 224 pages
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