The Complete Japanese Joinery

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The Complete Japanese Joinery

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This book is a classic and is a beautifully informative excerpt from the author’s longer and more extensive The Japanese House: A Tradition for Contemporary Architecture which is long out of print. Be prepared to get lost as Brown goes through the assembly process, detailing each step of the erection of the temple, layer by layer, of which there are many.

It will be interesting to see his take on a particular topic whereas Just Enough is a great overview of a variety of Japanese living techniques. in their fast pace society and where jobs are scarce they are appreciative and proud of what they do. 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. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. We are using selectively cut redwood from a restoration forestry project, and all of the work will be done without power tools.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. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Little has been thoroughly documented about the craft of timber construction in Japan (for an English-speaking audience, in particular), especially of the renowned temples, at least one of which can claim an almost unreal lifetime of over 1,000 years. 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. This introduction of Japanese joinery delves into the history and development of Japanese carpentry, and it also reveals many secrets of Japanese joinery.

The photos (both color and black and white) are fantastic, as are the highly intricate drawings of the Picture Hall assembly. 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. Built like a piece of fine furniture, the traditional Japanese house is universally admired for its clean lines, intricate joinery, and unparalleled woodworking. It does not focus on tool use per se, but beautifully conveys the structural logic and reasoning that lie behind the joints and connections themselves.Focusing primarily on a new guesthouse in California, this elegant volume shows how a classic Japanese house can be built to offer the warmth and comfort that modern homemakers require. This book has so much potential for learning and understanding why their way of building works for them and to build here in the same manner with the same techniques. I’ve long been fascinated by many aspects of Japanese culture – from netsuke to monmon cats to bladesmithing to packaging to samurai armour – and especially their methods of carpentry and the tools they use to achieve it.

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. This book breaks down blacksmithing’s fascinating, if somewhat daunting, skill set into attainable fundamentals that show you how to become an accomplished smith. A widely published author and authority on Japanese architecture, design, and environment, his groundbreaking writings on traditional Japanese carpentry, compact housing, and traditional sustainable practices of Japan are recognized as having brought these fields to the awareness of Western designers and the general public.

If you have any interest in carpentry, timber framing, woodworking, or even Japanese history, I highly recommend this book. Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page. There are several fascinating layers to the book itself — for one, the simple fact that Brown himself was given permission to follow the construction so closely (especially being a foreigner and outsider).

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