The Complete Japanese Joinery

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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. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. they seem to want to,not only do their best with the little resources they have but to make the most of what they have to work with. Some of my earliest memories include attempting to draw similar house plans in the dark, in notebooks, after mom’s lights out.

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. 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. Presenting 48 joints, selected from among the several hundred known and used today, this visually exciting book will please anyone who has ever been moved by the sheer beauty of wood. Brackett’s descriptions of his design and construction process, as well as of the wood material he uses, are enticing and provide a lot of technical and philosophical insight. The photos (both color and black and white) are fantastic, as are the highly intricate drawings of the Picture Hall assembly.

Overview: This book explains splices and connecting joints of traditional Japanese wooden architecture with pictures and diagrams. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data. Built like a piece of fine furniture, the traditional Japanese house is universally admired for its clean lines, intricate joinery, and unparalleled woodworking.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. We are going to include some timber framing in the design and this book may prove to be the final piece to the puzzle. I am a second generation homebuilder and woodworker and am intensely fascinated with alternative ways of building that pay more respect to the materials we use. Nishioka is presented often as a enigmatic master, totally steeped in tradition and often belittling his own skill compared to that of his ancestors, strict and unwavering, yet also generous.

The book continues on to design theory, the usage of wood, traditional tools, and finally, the assembly and erection of the Picture Hall, a massive and ornate temple at the Yakushiji compound.

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. If you read the journals of 18th Century woodworkers you’ll find they were unbelievably fast —using only hand tools. Joinery in timber frames has been a focus of my studies over the last few years and this book looks like a stellar resource to delve deeper into the art joinery. Overview: No other author has described the species, uses and grades of timber used in Japanese woodworking like Mechtild Mertz.

Reminds me of the old Chinese architecture that’s been lost to the high rises except in a few cases like the Forbidden City in Beijing. 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. With the clear isometric projections complementing the 64 pages of stunning photographs, even the weekend carpenter can duplicate these bequests from the traditional Japanese carpenter, which can be applied to projects as large as the buildings for which most of them were originally devised or to projects as small as a sewing box.

I cannot even begin to imagine the scene of a temple construction when some of these intricate buildings were first built, 500-1000+ years ago, with nary a chainsaw, sawmill, crane, or power tool in sight. If you're looking for a book on traditional Japanese building construction then it falls short, too.Thankfully, Azby Brown dives into the world of temple building in his book The Genius of Japanese Carpentry, first published in 1989, and nicely updated for a 2013 edition with new photos and details.

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