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January 7, 2017

Bamboo Fences

Bamboo Fences provides a detailed look at the complex art of bamboo fence design and presents these unique structures in more than 250 photographs and line drawings. Author Isao Yoshikawa gives a brief overview of the history of bamboo fence building in Japan and classifies the different designs by type. A glossary provides an explanation of Japanese fence names and structural terms. Yoshikawa explains how the wide range of fence designs had its origin partly in the full development of the tea ceremony during the sixteenth century, when elegant bamboo fences became important elements of tea ceremony gardens. Bamboo partitions were used in Zen temples, and from there spread to ordinary homes.

Author: Isao Yoshikawa
Hardcover: 159 pages
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1st edition (April 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1568988346
ISBN-13: 978-1568988344
PDF 25.1 MB

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