“Kyoto is famous for its masterpieces of Japanese architecture, including many listed as National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties and World Heritage… Yet when visitors ask me what to see, I often recommend just walking or cycling aimlessly through Kyoto’s backstreet neighbourhoods… …it is here that the modest magic of the ordinary reveals itself.”
More than two years have passed since the founder of Kyoto Journal and long-time Kyoto resident John Einarsen started the hit photo series on Instagram which became the basis for the 2017 book: Small Buildings of Kyoto.
Small Buildings of Kyoto II is a testament to the enduring charm of Kyoto’s everyday architecture. While these buildings may not exude beauty in the way that the polished façade of a Gion geisha house or interiors of the sumptuously-decorated Nijo Castle do, their quaint and quirky characteristics tell a story no less fascinating: the way Kyotoites live today.
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The Monocle Travel Guide Series – Kyoto
Kyoto may be full of hushed streets steeped in tradition and hidden institutions run by kimono-clad custodians but don’t be fooled: there’s more to this captivating city than timeworn teahouses and graceful geiko. Japan’s former capital has its own distinct identity, dialect and dishes, and beyond the Buddhist temples and Zen gardens you’ll find a […]225 SEK
The Architecture Concept Book
An inspirational and insightful resource for architecture students and professionals that offers a new way of thinking about architecture to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.349 SEK
100 Ideas that Changed Architecture
This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertainingly written by an expert on architecture, it provides a concise history of the subject, and offers a…..225 SEK