Japan Collection


Indulge your love of all things Japanese - from futuristic architecture, beautiful design and beloved cuisine - in this three-book collection.


Editions:

Price: USD$154.85 USD$108.35

This collection includes:

Jutaku: Japanese Houses: Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation.

Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture.

WA: The Essence of Japanese Design: Explores the beauty, essence, and enduring impact of Japanese design.

Japan: The Cookbook: The definitive, home cooking recipe collection from one of the most respected and beloved culinary cultures.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: 3 Volumes
Size: 270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
Pages: 1376 pp
Illustrations: 1166 illustrations
ISBN: COLLECT100045C

Jutaku: Japanese Houses: Naomi Pollock is an American architect who lives in Tokyo where she writes about design in Japan. Her work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Pacific, including A+U, Dwell, Jutakutokushu, Wallpaper* and Architectural Record for whom she is the Special International Correspondent. In addition, she is the author of Modern Japanese House and Hitoshi Abe (both published by Phaidon Press), Made in Japan: 100 New Products, as well as the co-author of New Architecture in Japan.

WA: The Essence of Japanese Design: Stefania Piotti received her BA in East Asian studies from Ca' Foscari University of Venice specializing in Japanese textiles and the development of kimono design and patterns in particular. She has worked as translator and scientific coordinator in various exhibitions on Japanese art and as editor of Italian and English publications such as Imai. A Retrospective (Electa, 1998), Hokusai (Phaidon, 2004) and Japan Style (Phaidon, 2007).

Japan: The Cookbook: Nancy Singleton Hachisu lives on a farm in Japan with her family, and is a James Beard Award-nominated author of two cookbooks: Japanese Farm Food and Preserving the Japanese Way. Her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Saveur, The Art of Eating, and Lucky Peach. A native Californian, she has resided in Japan for thirty years, and is widely respected as an authority on Japanese cooking, both in Japan and the United States.

Jutaku: Japanese Houses:

"Jutaku gems that put the boring old A-frame to shame."
The Guardian

"Jutaku may be the conventional Japanese word meaning house, but the new generation of homes being built there are anything but conventional. Preconceptions of what a house should look like have been discarded in favour of designs which challenge our ideas. This eclectic assembly of the weird and wonderful will provide plenty of thought for those contemplating building a home that is really out of the ordinary"
Self Build and Design

WA: The Essence of Japanese Design:

"...Explores the beauty, essence, and enduring impact of Japanese design... Printed on craft paper and bound in the traditional Japanese style with a stitched spine and folded pages, the book itself is an art masterpiece."
—Chopsticks Magazine

"For those unfamiliar with the Japanese term 'wa', it can be loosely translated to mean 'harmony.' The concept can be seen in many ways in Japanese culture; in this book it's defined through 250 objects - from a 16th century bamboo case to a 1950s Isamu Noguchi table to a modern-day silk robe by Kenzo. What you can be sure of: everything chosen for the book is beautifully designed - right down to the utilitarian Kikkoman soy sauce bottle."
—The New York Post

Japan: The Cookbook:

"Of all the cuisines we hope to get to grips with, Japan's is the trickiest so we can't wait to tuck into Phaidon's bamboo-effect tome... Nancy Singleton Hachisu [...] demystifies tempura, teppanyaki and ramen, while arty photos display the dishes."—Sunday Times Travel Magazine

"Ramen, sushi, stir fries... Japan's signature dishes are loved around the world, but they can be tricky to reproduce at home. Nancy Singleton Hachisu's Japan: The Cookbook aims to demystify those classics and more. Divided into 15 chapters by course, the book brings together 400 recipes that explore every part of Japan through soups, noodles, pickles, one pots, sweets and, of course, lots of vegetables, in one delicious package."—Christie's International Real Estate

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