Wood and wood joints : building traditioms of Europe, Japan and China

Building with wood as an ecollogically viable material is a tradition with a long history. The timber architecture which has ensued over the past centuries reveals to the modern observer the depth of knowledge which has enabled both Eastern un Western cultures to use this wonderful material in such...

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Main Author: Zwerger, Klaus.
Other Authors: Olgiati, Valerio,
Format: Book
Language: English
Publication: Basel : Birkhäuser, cop. 2015.
Edition: 3rd ed., enlarged
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Bibliography: Bibliografía
Summary: Building with wood as an ecollogically viable material is a tradition with a long history. The timber architecture which has ensued over the past centuries reveals to the modern observer the depth of knowledge which has enabled both Eastern un Western cultures to use this wonderful material in such a creative way. In the most typical method of building with 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, China and 18 European countries, this book describes in great detail the history of timber architecture in terms of technical, aesthetic and ecological dimensions. Developments of recent years are reviewed in a new introduction to this third edition. The beauty of timber structures and their detailing is captured in superb duotone photgraphs. Exciting three-dimensional drawings reveal the secret life concealed within the joints.
ISBN: 9783035608373
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Call Number: 72.031 ZWE
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