Just Enough

Just Enough

Lessons from Japan for Sustainable Living, Architecture, and Design

Azby Brown


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  • author has an extensive web presence and is active on social media:
    • Main website: azbybrown.com
      Just Enough website: justenoughjapan.com
      Twitter: @AzbyB
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/azby.brown
  • previous editions: Tuttle (9784805312544; 2013) pb 2,500; Kodansha International (9784770030740; 2010) pb 4,500, and subject is still timely and relevant
  • shows how sustainability and green living flow from a mentality toward nature and living that is independent of century and any specific culture
  • offers actual practices that have stood the test of time to inspire modern readers looking for solutions today
  • heavily illustrated with a Japanese touch, suitable for browsing and imagining
  • The global green technology and sustainability market size was valued at $8.79 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $48.36 billion by 2027 (https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/green-technology-and-sustainability-market-A06033)
  • "As consumers increasingly embrace social causes, they seek products and brands that align with their values. Nearly six in 10 consumers surveyed are willing to change their shopping habits to reduce environmental impact. Nearly eight in 10 respondents indicate sustainability is important for them." (https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/EXK4XKX8)


Azby Brown:

Azby Brown is a leading authority on Japanese architecture, design, and environmentalism and the author of several groundbreaking books, including Small Spaces (1993), The Japanese Dream House (2001), The Very Small Home (2005), and The Genius of Japanese Carpentry (1989/2014). He is lead researcher for Safecast, a global citizen-science organization that pioneered crowdsourced environmental monitoring. Azby Brown has lived in Japan since 1985.