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Just Enough Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan

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ISBN-10: 4805312548

ISBN-13: 9784805312544

Edition: 2013

Authors: Azby Brown

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The world has changed immeasurably over the last thirty years, with more, bigger, better being the common mantra. But in the midst of this constantly evolving world, there is a growing community of people who are looking at our history, searching for answers to issues that are faced everywhere, such as energy, water, materials, food and population crisis.InJust Enough, author Azby Brown turned to the history of Japan, where he finds a number of lessons on living in a sustainable society that translate beyond place and time. This book of stories depicts vanished ways of life from the point of view of a contemporary observer, and presents a compelling argument around how to forge a society…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Azby Brown, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana is the director of KIT Future Design Institute in Tokyo. He studied architecture and sculpture at Yale College, graduating in 1980, and entered the Department of Architecture of the University of Tokyo in 1985 under a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education. He received his master's degree in 1988 and completed his PhD research in 1995. He is the author of The Genius of Japanese Carpentry (1995), Small Spaces (1996), The Japanese Dream House (2001), and The Very Small Home (2005), all published by Kodansha International. He became an associate professor of architectural design at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in 1995, and currently…    

preface to the new edition
foreword
field and forest
the farmer from kai province
rice cultivation
rice production and its byproducts
thatching a roof
building materials and their virtues
learning from field and forest
the sustainable city
the carpenter of edo
ground transportation
learning from the sustainable city
a life of restraint
the samurai of edo
daimyo estates
learning from a life of restraint
acknowledgments
bibliography
index