The Complete Japanese Joinery

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The Complete Japanese Joinery

The Complete Japanese Joinery

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Brought two copies (one new, one used)as a gift for an arquitect friend who is a rabid fan of woodwork, and for myself, out of curiosity based on prevous rather superficial acquaintance with some aspects of Japanes culture.

Built like a piece of fine furniture, the traditional Japanese house is universally admired for its clean lines, intricate joinery, and unparalleled woodworking.I’m drawn to Japanese architecture, and have wondered for some time about how I could fit some details into my homestead without it looking too odd. The context seems to be the building trade, rather than furniture making, though naturally some of the joints can be used in both. Presenting 48 joints, selected from among the several hundred known and used today, this book will please anyone who has ever been moved by the sheer beauty of wood. There’s not much explanation, really, but the black-and-white photos convey the sheer beauty of Japanese joinery in an evocative and compelling way. Azby Brown is a widely published author and authority on Japanese architecture, design, and environment, whose groundbreaking writings on traditional Japanese carpentry, compact housing, and traditional sustainable practices are recognized as having brought these fields to the awareness of Western designers and the general public.

The whole of temple construction is documented nicely, but ultimately this is but a small window into that world full of tradition, teachings, and at a fascinating intersection of religion, craft, art, labor, and time. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. After working for Team Zoo Atelier Mobile in Japan for seven years, she set up an architectural practice in the U. Anyone who is or contemplates using Japanese handtools — and I strongly suggest that you take a second look at them if you haven’t already as there are a number of them that are superior in their performance to their western counterparts —needs to be familiar with this book. She studied at Smith College before receiving her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania.We are using selectively cut redwood from a restoration forestry project, and all of the work will be done without power tools. We are going to include some timber framing in the design and this book may prove to be the final piece to the puzzle. This colorful book is primarily concerned with master carpenter Tsunekazu Nishioka, and the work he performed during the final years of his life at the Yakushiji temple complex, and in particular The Picture Hall: a dizzying, complex, and stunning building intricately documented through a series of drawings and photos. They can be applied to projects as large as the buildings for which most of them were originally devised or as small as a sewing box.

Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. The book briefly covers some of the principles which traditional carpenters adhere to, and the personal history and background of Nishioka himself, all of which is very interesting but not too-deeply covered. Japanese joinery is viewed by many as being an art as well as a craft or trade, and this is borne out by the intricate design and craftsmanship of the joints in this book. Blacksmithing, “The king of trades,” is arguably the most enduring craft known to man, a craft virtually synonymous with humankind’s progress since the Bronze Age. The photos (both color and black and white) are fantastic, as are the highly intricate drawings of the Picture Hall assembly.This introduction to Japanese joinery not only delves into the unique history and development of Japanese carpentry, but also reveals many secrets of Japanese joinery.

This revised edition of the book contains a new foreword by Mira Locher, one of the world's leading experts on vernacular and modern Japanese architecture.Aunque incluye fotografías, dada su complejidad es imposible aprender a hacerlas sin mucho más detalle y explicaciones paso a paso.

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