Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Measure and Construction of the Japanese House” as Want to Read:
Measure and Construction of the Japanese House
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other essential or unique attributes. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published December 15th 1989 by Tuttle Publishing (first published 1985)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Measure and Construction of the Japanese House, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Rich
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that is great despite its shortcomings. I'll start with the positive, since they outweigh any negatives and make this book a must buy for anyone interested in Japanese house construction.

The best part of this book for me were the amazing diagrams. There are numerous illustrations on joints, which other books accomplish as well, but this book shows elevation and plan views of house designs as well as specific joints used at various intersections (i.e., corners, mid-brace joints, et
...more
Bryan
Sep 12, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm not an architect, but I still found this book interesting.
Heather Stark
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully illustrated with thousands of line drawings illustrating key techniques of measurement and construction,. and the patterns which result. Explains how the distinctive aspects of traditional architecture are an emergent quality of praxis.
Toni
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: architecture
Very thorough investigation about the subject of the title. The text is an ok companion, but the drawings are such a delicate work and so very interesting. I mean, I could just stare hours of all those illustrations! (Wish they were done freehand, though.)

You'll have no problems on building a traditional Japanese house after reading this. If you're a carpenter, that is. And even if you're not, you'd probably still be safe.
Graeme Anderson
rated it it was amazing
Sep 17, 2015
John Walker
rated it really liked it
Jan 24, 2015
Rob
rated it really liked it
Jan 26, 2018
lagweezle
rated it really liked it
Sep 09, 2015
Teresa Bruff
rated it really liked it
Sep 07, 2015
NDB
rated it it was amazing
Oct 04, 2015
Taylor Reynolds
rated it liked it
Sep 03, 2017
Daniel
rated it it was amazing
Mar 27, 2016
Marie Sha
rated it it was amazing
Jun 09, 2016
Katherine Poe Martin
rated it it was amazing
Feb 29, 2016
Gordon Horne
rated it liked it
Jan 09, 2016
JT
rated it it was amazing
Mar 08, 2009
Jon Casey Sauer
rated it really liked it
Feb 22, 2015
Steve Woods
rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2010
Blake
rated it it was amazing
Nov 17, 2016
Sid Burgess
rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2016
Dustin R
rated it really liked it
Nov 12, 2014
Kiril Dragomirov
rated it it was amazing
May 20, 2014
Andy
rated it it was amazing
Sep 01, 2015
Abelts
Apr 18, 2018 is currently reading it
nothing important to see.... the presented preview was a waste of time....
Joshua
rated it it was amazing
May 24, 2012
Shawn
rated it really liked it
Oct 20, 2014
Hretgir
rated it really liked it
Sep 15, 2011
Anthony Ochinero
rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2017
Russell Tomlin
rated it liked it
Nov 09, 2012
DIYAN
rated it liked it
Apr 03, 2016
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »