The Genius of Japanese Carpentry

The Genius of Japanese Carpentry

The Secrets of A Craft

Book - 1995
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Presents an intimate view of master carpenters at work in the reconstruction of an 8th-century temple in Nara. The book captures the technical side of traditional Japanese techniques as well as the spirit of the craft. 0ver a thousand years ago in Nara, Japan, anonymous carpenters erected a number of temples and pagodas for a newly founded Buddhist monastery known as Yakushiji. Not only is one of those pagodas still standing today, but also surviving are the dedication to quality and the technical skill of its builders as seen in the work of modern-day craftsmen. The Genius of
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 1995
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9784770019783
Branch Call Number: 726.143 B879gs 1995
Characteristics: 156 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm


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