This lively introduction to Japanese joinery not only delves lovingly intothe unique history and development of Japanese carpentry, but also reveals manysecrets of Japanese joinery. Presenting 48 joints, selected from among theseveral hundred known and used today, this visually exciting book will pleaseanyone who has ever been moved by the sheer beauty of wood.
With the clear isometric proportions complementing the 64 pages of stunningphotographs, even the weekend carpenter can duplicate these bequests from thetraditional Japanese carpenter, which can be applied to projects as large as thebuildings for which most of them were originally devised or as small as a sewingbox.
About the author:
Kiyosi Seike, Professor of Architecture at the Toyko Institute of Technology,is also an active architect both in Japan and abroad. He has publishednumerous books and articles on architecture in both Japanese and English.