Traditional Japanese Architecture: An Exploration of Elements and Forms

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Tuttle Publishing, Nov 10, 2010 - Architecture - 224 pages
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Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. Intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami mats—each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. In Traditional 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, Traditional Japanese Architecture situates these elements firmly within the natural environment and traditional culture of Japan.

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About the author (2010)

Mira Locher is an architect and professor who worked for Team Zoo Atelier Mobile in Japan for seven years before setting up an architectural practice in partnership with Takayuki Murakami in the US. She is an Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture & Planning at the University of Utah.

Ben Simmons taught photography at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina before relocating to Japan where he opened Ben Simmons Photography, Inc. Recent books include Tokyo Megacity.

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