The Genius of Japanese Carpentry

  • Filename: the-genius-of-japanese-carpentry.
  • ISBN: 4770019785
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Author: Azby Brown
  • Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated



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

Wood and Wood Joints

  • Filename: wood-and-wood-joints.
  • ISBN: 9783034612678
  • Release Date: 2012-12-13
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Klaus Zwerger
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter



The popular book on two millenia of wood architecture in West and East, in anenlarged edition

The Joint Book

  • Filename: the-joint-book.
  • ISBN: PSU:000050605347
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Terrie Noll
  • Publisher:



All the knowledge woodworkers need to choose the right joint for the job. Covers every basic joint in every joint family, including a range of joint variations and helpful jigs.

Japanese Woodworking Tools

  • Filename: japanese-woodworking-tools.
  • ISBN: 0941936465
  • Release Date: 1998-01-01
  • Number of pages: 189
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Linden Pub



A complete guide to the tools used by a shokunin, or master Japanese craftsman, for both beginning woodworkers and professionals.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery

  • Filename: the-complete-illustrated-guide-to-joinery.
  • ISBN: 9781561584017
  • Release Date: 2002-01
  • Number of pages: 390
  • Author: Gary Rogowski
  • Publisher: Taunton Press



Filled with an abundance of step-by-step color photos, an authoritative resource for making every practical woodworking joint features visual maps, in-depth visual content, tips, and techniques for all skill levels.

Shoji and Kumiko Design

  • Filename: shoji-and-kumiko-design.
  • ISBN: 0987258311
  • Release Date: 2015-06-25
  • Number of pages: 226
  • Author: Desmond King
  • Publisher:



In Shoji and Kumiko Design Book 2 Beyond the Basics, Des King continues on from where he finished with Book 1 The Basics, and takes instruction in shoji patterns and kumiko art to the next level. Book 2 explores much more complex kumiko arrangements with two stunning shoji projects, and an extensive array of beautiful and intricate kumiko patterns, ranging from relatively simple, to highly advanced. He provides detailed instructions with more than 500 photographs and diagrams on how to make more than forty kumiko patterns in the square, diamond and hexagonal layout using tools found in any Western workshop, and simple shop-made jigs. No specialized tools are required for the patterns covered in Book 2. The kinds of patterns in this book will turn a simple attractive shoji into a an exquisite and eye-catching work of art that will add great flair and style to your home.

Traditional Japanese Furniture

  • Filename: traditional-japanese-furniture.
  • ISBN: 087011722X
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: 和子·小泉
  • Publisher: Kodansha International



Focusing on the furniture of the Edo and early Meiji periods, this text lookst the history, aesthetics and techniques of hand-worked traditional Japaneseurniture.

Encyclopedia of Wood Joints

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-wood-joints.
  • ISBN: 156158004X
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 151
  • Author: Wolfram Graubner
  • Publisher: Taunton



Shows and describes splicing, oblique, corner, cross, and edge joints used in Japanese wooden construction

Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

  • Filename: measure-and-construction-of-the-japanese-house.
  • ISBN: 9781462916849
  • Release Date: 2015-04-28
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Heino Engel
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing



A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional units of measurement and on house construction. This work is not simply a description of the features of the Japanese house, but "an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Japanese . . . in modern living and building," according to the author, who further believes that the unique features of the Japanese house are better suited to serve as a pattern for contemporary housing than any other form of residential structure.

How to Wrap Five Eggs

  • Filename: how-to-wrap-five-eggs.
  • ISBN: 9781590306192
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: Hideyuki Oka
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications



Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.

Bent Ply

  • Filename: bent-ply.
  • ISBN: 1568984057
  • Release Date: 2003-10-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Dung Ngo
  • Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press



Plywood is arguably the most modern design artifact: it is a material born of natural wood and formed by vigorous industrial processes that can assume the most organic of shapes through bending, laminating, and molding. plywood truly fulfills that most modern of dreams: bridging the gap between technology and nature. Bent Ply is the first book devoted to plywood in modern design. The book consists of two parts: the first, an illustrated history of plywood (tracing its origins to ancient Egypt, circa 2900 BC); the second, an annotated journal of the making of a piece of bent plywood furniture, from the forest to the showroom. Bent Ply contains numerous illustrations of the classics of bent ply design, including furniture from Alvar Aalto, Michael Thonet, and Charles and Ray Eames, and examples of its appropriation by the military: John F. Kennedys PT109 boat and the DeHavilland Mosquito were both fabricated from plywood. Anyone interested in furniture design, woodworking, or materials will be fascinated by Bent Ply.

Making Shoji

  • Filename: making-shoji.
  • ISBN: 0941936473
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 119
  • Author: Toshio Ōdate
  • Publisher: Linden Pub



The construction of shoji—Japanese sliding doors—requires intricate skills and attention to detail. This guide to creating shoji brings together both traditional insight and technical mastery of the craft from the perspective of an apprenticed sliding-door maker. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photos of each work in progress, give detailed information on how to construct both common shoji and Japanese transom (a piece found between rooms and above sliding doors). The correct use of Japanese tools is discussed, as are techniques for marking lines, making specific joints and handles, using rice glue, and applying shoji paper.

Carpetry and Joinery

  • Filename: carpetry-and-joinery.
  • ISBN: 0982863209
  • Release Date: 2010-07
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Paul N. Hasluck
  • Publisher:



Finally back in print, Carpentry & Joinery, first published in 1907, is the bible of finish carpentry from a golden era of architectural woodworking. Every aspect of joinery is covered in this book, with more than 1800 engravings and twelve spectacular plates to illustrate the topics. This incredibly comprehensive volume contains chapters on timber; joints; floors; partitions; windows; doors; moldings; tools and more. Each subject is explored, illustrated, and examined first in the simple case and then in fancier and fancier permutations. This is the best instruction ever written that explains the details of both simple and fancy late Victorian architectural woodworking. Whether you are a joiner, restorer, or architect, you will be amazed at the level of practical information, clarity of explanation, and continued utility of this book. Certain subjects which are commonly ignored such as the use of joiner s rods are covered in great detail along with detailed instructions for layout all the various constructions in the book. Because this is such an important book we wanted an expert opinion to put the book in the context of its time. In a new introduction master housewright Roy Underhill compares the instruction in the book with a first hand account of an early 20th century joiner. "We again have the voices of first rate masters at our sides." - Roy Underhill, from his Introduction The original book contained 12 color plates which, sadly, we could not afford to reproduce in color. However we are making a PDF of the color plates available for download http: //www.brooklyntoolandcraft.com/hasluckplates. Softcover 6 3/4" x 9 5/8" 567 pages plus 12 plates.

Building the Japanese house today

  • Filename: building-the-japanese-house-today.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015064946984
  • Release Date: 2005-08-24
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: Peggy Landers Rao
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams



Describes in detail the design and construction of a traditional Japanese house in California, revealing how the aesthetic principles of Japanese architecture--including clean lines, intricate joinery, and expert woodworking--can be adapted to such Western needs as central heating, computerized lighting systems, furnishings, insulation, and electronics. Architects & Designers Book Club.

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