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Building The Japanese House Today
By Aya Brackett (photographer), Aya Brackett and Len Brackett
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Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc
Publication date October 1, 2005
Pages 223
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780810959316
ISBN-10 0810959313
Dimensions 1.50 by 9 by 11 in.
Weight 3.10 lbs.
Original list price $50.00
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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.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Built like a piece of fine furniture, the traditional Japanese house is universally admired for its clean lines, intricate joinery, and unparalleled woodworking. Focusing primarily on a new guesthouse in California, this elegant volume shows how a classic Japanese house can be built to offer the warmth and comfort that modern homemakers require.

Len Brackett, rigorously trained as a temple carpenter in Kyoto, has spent decades adapting the ancient Japanese design aesthetic to Western needs. Here he demonstrates step-by-step how both the traditional live-on-the-floor house, as well as models that accommodate furniture, can be constructed to provide such modern essentials as central heating, insulation, computerized lighting systems, and the latest electronics. This practical and inspiring guide-with gorgeous, clear photos and diagrams-is an indispensable resource for those who'd like to live in a Japanese home, for professionals who want to build them, and for any reader who delights in Japan's age-old aesthetic traditions.

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9780810959316 | details & prices | 223 pages | 9.00 × 11.00 × 1.50 in. | 3.10 lbs | List price $50.00
About: 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.

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