Wood and wood jointsWood and wood joints: building traditions of Europe and Japan
Publisher: Basel ; Birkhauser, c1997.
ISBN: 3764363339 ISBN13: 9783764363338 DDC: 694.2094 LCC: TH2301 Edition: (pbk)
Summary: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, this book describes in great detail the
history of timber architecture in terms of its technical, aesthetic
and ecological dimensions. The beauty of timber structures and their
detailing is captured in superb black-and-white photographs. Exciting
three-dimensional drawings reveal the secret life concealed within
the joints. This thorough study will prove a mine of information to
specialists in this field; it will open up to the craftsman of today
what has become an almost forgotten world and provide a fascinating
account for the general reader.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-270) and indexes.
The Material. The Properties of Wood. Species of Wood -- Working with
Wood. Uses. The Carpenter. The Carpenter's Tools. Forms of
Construction -- Types and Functions of Wood Joints. Typology.
Classification Systems in the Literature. Limits of the
Classification Systems. The Functions of Wood Joints -- Wood Joints
and Their Evolution. The Role of the Tool. Building Tasks and Their
Solutions. Log Construction. Column-and-Beam Construction. Roof
Construction. The Influence of Climatic Conditions. Abundance and
Scarcety of Timber -- Wood Joints as an Expression of Aesthetic
Values. The Visible and the Invisible. Protection and Prestige.
Construction and Decoration.
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LCC Number: TH2301
Book Details:Language: eng
Physical Description: 278 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Edition Info: (pbk)
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