The Genius of Japanese Carpentry: Secrets of an Ancient Craft

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The Genius of Japanese Carpentry: Secrets of an Ancient Craft
Authors: Azby Brown
Year: 2014
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9784805312766
ISBN 3194805312769
Categorie: Architecture
Pages: 160
Edition: Revised, Hardcover with Jacket

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The Genius of Japanese Carpentry: Secrets of an Ancient Craft

Azby Brown

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The Genius of Japanese Carpentry tells the story of the 1200-year-old Yakushiji monastery in Nara and the dedicated modern-day craftsmen who are working to restore what has been lost to the depredations of time, fire, and warfare. Although the full restoration will not be completed until 2030, one of the main temples, the Picture Hall, has been completely reconstructed employing the same woodworking technology used to create the original building. This new edition of an architectural classic is by Azby Brown—one of the worlds leading experts on Japanese architecture. It contains a new preface and many new text materials and photographs—most of them now available in color for the first time. Azby Brown chronicles the painstaking restoration of the temple through extensive interviews with the carpenters and woodworkers along with original drawings based on the plans of master carpenter Tsunekazu Nishioka.
An inspiring testament to the dedication of these craftsmen and their philosophy of carpentry work as a form of personal fulfillment, The Genius of Japanese Carpentry offers detailed documentation of this singular project and a moving reminder of the unique cultural continuity found in Japan.

Categories:
Arts – Architecture

Year:
2014

Edition:
Revised, Hardcover with Jacket

Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing

Language:
english

Pages:
160

ISBN 10:
4805312769

ISBN 13:
9784805312766

File:
10.08 MB

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