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Japanese Architecture: An Exploration of Elements & Forms
By Mira Locher, Kengo Kuma (foreword by) and Ben Simmons (photographer)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tuttle Pub
Publication date March 17, 2015
Pages 223
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9784805313282
ISBN-10 4805313285
Dimensions 1.25 by 9.25 by 10.25 in.
Weight 2.24 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. An intricate carved wood transom and a precisely woven tatami mat—each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story.

In Japanese Architecture, author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism inherent in historic architectural elements. From roofs, walls and floors to door pulls and kettle hangers, Japanese Architecture situates these elements firmly within the natural environment and traditional Japanese culture.

Japanese architecture developed with influences from abroad and particular socio-political situations at home. The resulting forms and construction materials—soaring roofs with long eaves, heavy timber structures of stout columns supporting thick beams, mud plaster walls flecked with straw and sand and the refined paper-covered lattice shoji screen—are recognizable as being of distinctly Japanese design. Designed with strong connections to the surrounding environment, these constructed forms utilize natural construction materials in ways that are both practical and inventive.

This fascinating architecture book provides a comprehensive perspective of traditional Japanese architecture, relating the historical development and context of buildings and the Japanese garden, while examining the stories of the individual architectural elements, from foundation to roof.

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With Ben Simmons (other contributor), Mira Locher | Reprint edition from Tuttle Pub (March 17, 2015); titled "Japanese Architecture: An Exploration of Elements & Forms"
9784805313282 | details & prices | 223 pages | 9.25 × 10.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.24 lbs | List price $29.95
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