I found this book originally 4 years ago for $1 in a discount bin at a tiny, cheesy bookstore in a mall. Just for kicks I bought it and was delighted by the chance of finding it. It is a little gem that describes one man's view of Japanese culture and design as compared with our sterile Western ways. As a (then) student of an Interior Design degree, I found it to be a worthwhile read.
A fascinating small work which underscores a key point about Japanese and western aesthetics. But it has distincly wierd undertones and comes across as a reactionary pleading a very localised case. Perhaps someone will pick up the theme in a more general way which reviews the emotional and psychological content of light and shadow. Shame about the bad cover design of the new addition.
das Buch beschreibt wunderbar die japanische Architektur und deren Schönheiten.... die Leichtigkeit, Filigranität, Transparenz, Transluzenz.. ich kann das Buch sehr empfehlen, für Alle, die sich für die japanische Kunst und Architektur / Innenarchitektur interessieren :)))) Daumen hoch :)