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andlt;bandgt;Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. An intricate carved wood transom and a precisely woven tatami matand#8212;each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;iandgt;Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt;, author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism inherent in historic architectural elements. From roofs, walls and floors to door pulls and kettle hangers, andlt;iandgt;Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt; situates these elements firmly within the natural environment and traditional Japanese culture.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Japanese architecture developed with influences from abroad and particular socio-political situations at home. The resulting forms and construction materialsand#8212;soaring roofs with long eaves, heavy timber structures of stout columns supporting thick beams, mud plaster walls flecked with straw and sand and the refined paper-covered lattice shoji screenand#8212;are recognizable as being of distinctly Japanese design. Designed with strong connections to the surrounding environment, these constructed forms utilize natural construction materials in ways that are both practical and inventive.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This fascinating architecture book provides a comprehensive perspective of traditional Japanese architecture, relating the historical development and context of buildings and the Japanese garden, while examining the stories of the individual architectural elements, from foundation to roof.

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Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami mats--each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. In" Traditional Japanese Architecture," author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism inherent in historic architectural elements. From roofs, walls and floors to door pulls and kettle hangers, "Traditional Japanese Architecture" situates these elements firmly within the natural environment and traditional culture of Japan.

Synopsis:

Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami matsand#8212;each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. Inandlt;iandgt; Traditional Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt;, author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism inherent in historic architectural elements. From roofs, walls and floors to door pulls and kettle hangers, andlt;iandgt;Traditional Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt; situates these elements firmly within the natural environment and traditional culture of Japan.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Mira Locherandlt;bandgt; is an architect and professor who worked for Team Zoo Atelier Mobile in Japan for seven years before setting up an architectural practice in partnership with Takayuki Murakami in the US. She is an Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Ben Simmonsandlt;/bandgt; taught photography at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina before relocating to Japan where he opened Ben Simmons Photography, Inc. Recent books include andlt;iandgt;Tokyo Megacityandlt;/iandgt;. www.bensimmonsphoto.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805309803
Subtitle:
An Exploration of Elements and Forms
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Foreword by:
Kuma, Kengo
Foreword:
Kuma, Kengo
Author:
Locher, Mira
Author:
Kuma, Kengo
Author:
Simmons, Ben
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Japan; Traditional Japanese architecture; Mira Locher; Japanese design; Traditional Japanese architecture history
Subject:
japanese architecture ; japanese design ; japanese interior design
Subject:
interior design illustrated ; interior design and decoration
Subject:
interior design ; temple architecture ; buddhist temples ;
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20150317
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 400 color photographs
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.00 x 9.00 in

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Product details 224 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9784805309803 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami mats--each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. In" Traditional Japanese Architecture," author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism inherent in historic architectural elements. From roofs, walls and floors to door pulls and kettle hangers, "Traditional Japanese Architecture" situates these elements firmly within the natural environment and traditional culture of Japan.
"Synopsis" by , Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami matsand#8212;each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. Inandlt;iandgt; Traditional Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt;, author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism inherent in historic architectural elements. From roofs, walls and floors to door pulls and kettle hangers, andlt;iandgt;Traditional Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt; situates these elements firmly within the natural environment and traditional culture of Japan.
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