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Wood and Wood Joints: Building Traditions of Europe, Japan and China (Second, Revised and Expanded Edition)

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Building with wood as an ecologically viable material is a tradition with a long history. The timber architecture, which has ensued over the past centuries, reveals to the modern observer the depth of knowledge which has enabled both Eastern und Western cultures to use this wonderful material in such a creative way. In the most typical method of building with wood, elements are connected by using wood joints which do not require the assistance of adhesives or metal connectors.

This art of wood jointing reached its zenith in Japan; but Europe too provided its share of highly influential forms. By looking at several hundred examples from Japan and 18 European countries, with a new chapter on China added to this enlarged edition, this book de-scribes in great detail the history of timber architecture in terms of its technical, aesthetic and ecological dimensions. This thorough study is a mine of information to specialists in this field; it opens up to the craftsman of today what has become an almost forgotten world and provides a fascinating account for the general reader. With a Foreword by Valerio Olgiati.

"Here is a man who has trekked though the wild Carpathian forests, the Norwegian outback, the Russian steppes and obscure regions of Japan in pursuit of the wood joint. He tells the story with a sense of unfolding discovery; for anyone interested in how buildings work this book is a joy to read" --the architects' journal

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The bestselling book on two millennia of wood architecture in West and East--now in an enlarged edition

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ISBN:
9783034606851
Author:
Zwerger, Klaus
Publisher:
Birkhauser
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture-Specifications and Detail
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
11.8 x 9.1 in

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