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Art Of Japanese Joinery

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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.

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 1st 1977 by Weatherhill
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Nov 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Useful academic discussion of the influences and origins of the highly refined joinery practices of Japan. Strange mix of a book, though-- there is Dr. Seike's very comprehensive text on the one hand, but then maybe forty pages of lush monochrome closeup photos, on the other hand, of complex joinery examples in stark limbo settings.

For an impressionistic coffee-table book, the photos are too clearly technical, if luxurious. For a technical manual on joinery, way off the charts on the stark /art
Kim Zinkowski
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If I only had the skill to execute these intricate joints. There is something beyond simplicity in these joints that appeals to me.
Suzanne  Merchant
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book is less of a how-to/where-to-use guide and more of a display of the fine craftsmanship that Japanese joinery enjoys. The photos are nothing short of spectacular and the history is fascinating! As I was looking for a book that was more of a how-to, however, it fell a little short of my expectations. Nevertheless, it's well worth the read! I wish I had taken the time to scan some of those images, they (and this book) are an excellent reference.
Apr 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Exotic joinery mostly for Japanese houses. Still used today, see the Japanese remodeling show Before and After and skip thru to the framing bits.
Feb 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
A great overview of the amazing art of Japanese Joinery. This book shows how craftsmanship is honored and valued in Japanese Carpentry.
Woody Debris
Nov 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book makes right angles sexy. I can't wait to get my hands on some wood.
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b Kyoto, 13 Dec 1918). Japanese architect. He studied at Tokyo University of Arts as well as Tokyo Institute of Technology (where he was also to teach from 1946). He began his career as both designer and academician in the early post-war years. He established his reputation as an architect with his superbly designed small private residences. In them he synthesized elements of modern design with th ...more