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Japanese Architecture: Tradicional Skills and Natural Materials

Japanese Architecture: Tradicional Skills and Natural Materials

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Thorough explanation of Japan's leading wooden construction technology.
Horyuji Five-storied Pagoda, Todaiji Temple, Toshodaiji Temple, etc.

An unprecedented book that deciphers traditional architecture from "models" and "technology."

This book about the architecture of Japan showcases intricate Japanese architectural models developed using a wide range of natural materials such as timber, earth, and stone. Masterpieces from the Asuka period (538–710) to the present day. To learn about Japanese architectural culture through models highlighting the characteristics of various building styles and explanations of wooden architecture techniques. Traditional Japanese wooden architecture was nominated for the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2018, presenting recent efforts to train the next generation of craftspeople, enhance skills, and procure raw materials and tools.

Publisher: Seigensha
Release date: 2020/12/26
Language: Japanese (English summary)
Book (soft cover): 160 pages
ISBN: 9784861528217