The Art of Japanese Joinery

By | January 31, 2018
The Art of Japanese Joinery Author Kiyosi Seike
ISBN-10 0834815168
ISBN-13 9780834815162
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 126
Language English
Publisher Weatherhill
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The Art of JAPANESE JOINERY by Kiyosi Seike The joiner s art almost forgotten in the West by all but fine cabinetmakers has had a long history in Japan where it is still vigorously alive The reputation of the traditional carpenter rests largely on his skill as a joiner choosing and fashioning joints unknown in the West This lively introduction to Japanese joiner not only delves lovingly into the unique history and development of Japanese carpentry but also reveals many secrets of Japanese joinery 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 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 as small as a sewing box Professor of Architecture at the Tokyo Institute of Technology the author is also an active architect both in Japan and abroad He has published numerous books and articles on architecture in both Japanese and English The book is full of beautiful artistic photographs of the intricate designs stunning craftsmanship

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