The Book of Tea
The Book of Tea is a most wonderful text describing in great detail Traditional Japanese architecture as seen through the lens of the Tea Room. The Tea room is a condensed summary of the great Japanese ideas in landscape, interior architecture and technology that have so fascinated students of architecture. As an “Abode of Contemplation” (Kanyumba ka Meciria), the Japanese tea room it is not unlike the Gikuyu Thingira or man’s hut – a retreat into the unclattered, fundamental and essential substance of life.
The entire text in pdf is available for download from this site. Click on image below.