The Genius of Japanese Carpentry: Secrets of an Ancient Craft


The Genius of Japanese Carpentry: Secrets of an Ancient Craft


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The Genius of Japanese Carpentry is the story of the twelve-hundredyear-old Yakushiji monastery and the dedicated modern-day craftsmen who are working to restore what has been lost to the depredations of time, fire, and warfare. Azby Brown chronicles the painstaking restoration through photographs, extensive interviews with the carpenters and woodworkers, and original drawings based on the plans of Japanese master carpenter Tsunekazu Nishioka.

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Weight 1077 g
Dimensions 216 × 279 mm

Azby Brown

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Azby Brown is the director of KIT Future Design Institute in Tokyo. After studying architecture and sculpture at Yale College, Brown entered the Department of Architecture of the University of Tokyo under a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education. After completing his Ph.D., he became an associate professor of architectural design at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology. He is the author of Just Enough, Small Spaces, The Japanese Dream House, and The Very Small Home. He lives in Tokyo.



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