The Art of Japanese Joinery

The Art of Japanese Joinery

Paperback Language: English / Japanese

By (author) Kiyoshi Seike

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  • Publisher: Weatherhill Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Language: English / Japanese
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 256mm x 12mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1978
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0834815168
  • ISBN 13: 9780834815162
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 64pp photographs in gravure, 50 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 21,364

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This lively introduction to Japanese joinery 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 to projects as small as a sewing box.

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Kiyosi Seike, Professor of Architecture at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, is also an active architect both in Japan and abroad. He has published numerous books and articles on architecture in both Japanese and English.