Author: Carles Broto, Marta Rojals
Publisher: Links Internacional
Zen Interiors responds to the modern inner urge to pare down and slow down felt by many. These are serene, uncluttered havens from the outside world, achieved through the harmonious application of concepts central to Zen: simplicity, inner calm, harmony. Transferred to the sanctuary of the home, we find: simplicity of layout, subtlety of light, calming tones and clean lines. These carefully thought-out designs are successful case studies in the subtle art of creating harmonious interiors, with original floor plans, architectural commentary and sketches illustrating the process of creation. The technical information is counterbalanced by lavish, full-color photography to achieve a work that is as inspiring to contemplate as it is useful for any Design or Architecture professional. Book jacket.
Author: David Scott, Sian Evans, Marc Peter Keane
Publisher: SOMA Books
This inspiring guide shows how a traditional Japanese approach can be adapted to produce a tranquil, spiritually nourishing home or garden. Includes a resource section that lists architects, designers, and suppliers. 125 full-color photos.
Author: Vinny Lee
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Filled with practical applications for daily living, Zen Interiors explores and interprets the key elements of Zen and introduces a fresh approach to interior design. Book jacket.
Author: Jane Tidbury
Publisher: Universe Pub
Offers advice on how to decorate using the influence of Zen Buddhism to draw tranquility and balance into the home, and includes project ideas to help achieve that look
Author: Julius Panero, Martin Zelnik
The study of human body measurements on a comparative basis is known as anthropometrics. Its applicability to the design process is seen in the physical fit, or interface, between the human body and the various components of interior space. Human Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dimensioned drawings, illustrating in plan and section the proper anthropometrically based relationship between user and space. The types of spaces range from residential and commercial to recreational and institutional, and all dimensions include metric conversions. In the Epilogue, the authors challenge the interior design profession, the building industry, and the furniture manufacturer to seriously explore the problem of adjustability in design. They expose the fallacy of designing to accommodate the so-called average man, who, in fact, does not exist. Using government data, including studies prepared by Dr. Howard Stoudt, Dr. Albert Damon, and Dr. Ross McFarland, formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jean Roberts of the U.S. Public Health Service, Panero and Zelnik have devised a system of interior design reference standards, easily understood through a series of charts and situation drawings. With Human Dimension and Interior Space, these standards are now accessible to all designers of interior environments.
Author: Ou Baholyodhin
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
Room by room, readers will discover simple and effective ways to translate the elements of Zen into modern living. There are also specially designed meditations to help one become more in tune with the environment, as well as fresh ideas for presenting food to enhance its particular characteristics. 200 full-color photos.
Author: Linda O'Keeffe
Examines the spectrum of colors and talents inherent in white, exploring how it is used, and viewed, in art, design, architecture and nature.
Author: Mira Locher
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's leading garden designer, is at once Japan's most highly acclaimed landscape architect and an 18th-generation Zen Buddhist priest, presiding over daily ceremonies at the Kenkoji Temple in Yokohama. He is celebrated for his unique ability to blend strikingly contemporary elements with the traditional design vernacular. He has worked in ultramodern urban hotels and in some of Japan's most famous classic gardens. In each project, his work as a designer of landscape architecture is inseparable from his Buddhist practice. Each becomes a Zen garden, "a special spiritual place where the mind dwells." This beautiful book, illustrated with more than 400 drawings and color photographs, is the first complete retrospective of Masuno's work to be published in English. It presents 37 major gardens around the world in a wide variety of types and settings: traditional and contemporary, urban and rural, public spaces and private residences, and including temple, office, hotel and campus venues. Masuno achieved fame for his work in Japan, but he is becoming increasingly known internationally, and in 2011 completed his first commission in the United States which is shown here. Zen Gardens, divided into three chapters, covers: "Traditional Zen Gardens," "Contemporary Zen Gardens" and "Zen Gardens outside Japan." Illustrated with photographs and architectural plans or sketches, each Zen garden design is described and analyzed by author Mira Locher, herself an architect and a scholar well versed in Japanese culture. Celebrating the accomplishments of a major, world-class designer, Zen Gardens also serves as something of a master class in Japanese garden design and appreciation: how to perceive a Japanese garden, how to understand one, even how to make one yourself. Like one of Masuno's gardens, the book can be a place for contemplation and mindful repose.
Author: Maria Sinayskaya
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Find your peace of mind through the art of paper folding! There can be meditative aspect to many craft projects. From doodling complex patterns (Zentangles), to coloring intricate designs, to knitting geometric and elaborate designs, super-involved crafts are being embraced for peace of mind and quietude they offer. Zen Origami brings this trend to the popular art of origami. The repetitive and delicate folds involved in creating modular origami forms are perfect for the mindful movement. These 20 beautiful modular origami projects take time, steadiness of hand, and immersion of thought to complete, offering contemplative sessions that manifest in beautiful pieces of art. This book comes with 400 sheets of origami paper, so you can make more than a dozen modular creations.
Author: Josephine Collins
Does your home make you feel calm, safe, and serene? Does it really suit the person you would like to be? Harmonizing your house and your soul doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Packed full of practical advice, easy-to-follow routines, and inspirational ideas, "Your Home as a Sanctuary" shows you how to: .Decide what it is that you really want from your home. .Discover your home's true potential. .Free yourself from junk. .Cleanse your home both spiritually and literally. .Organize your space to suit your lifestyle. .Make the place you live a space you love.
Author: Conrad White, Irene Vidal Oliveras
Este libro es una compilación de espacios libres y suntuosos ubicados en parajes espléndidos, tales como Ibiza, Bali o Japón. Recorrer sus páginas le ofrecerá un sinfín de ideas para hacer de su vivienda un lugar sencillo y armonioso, rabiosamente contemporáneo e inapelablemente eterno. Se trata, en definitiva, de un compendio de ensueño para convertir su casa en un santuario zen. Espacios ordenados, colores claros, líneas simples, formas puras: la escuela zen se ha adaptado a la arquitectura y el diseño de interiores. ¿Es posible trasladar la búsqueda de la armonía a la estructura y el interior de una vivienda? La respuesta es firme: disponiendo solo de lo esencial.
Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: Applewood Books
Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, ""The Book of Tea"" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms. One of the most widely-read English works about Japan, it had a profound influence on western undertsanding of East Asian tradition.