A classic text, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings
was originally published in 1886 by Edward S. Morse, a groundbreaking and imaginative inventor. Still considered an authoritative review of traditional Japanese architecture and landscape design, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings
contains over 300 detailed illustrations and reveals important historical and cultural sources, making it a time-tested resource for architects and landscape designers.
Edward S. Morse, (1838-1925) a zoology professor from Maine, helped introduce modern scientific methods and thinking to the study of zoology, biology, sociology and archaeology at Tokyo University. He was awarded the (Second Degree) Order of the Sacred Treasure and the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government.