The Genius of Japanese Carpentry: Secrets of an Ancient Craft
By Azby Brown
Hardcover, 160 pages, 140 B&W, with 67 color photos and 83 drawings

A painstaking chronicle of a portion of the Yakushiji Buddhist monastery restoration. A testament to traditional Japanese craftsmanship, Azby Brown details the completion of the Picture Hall temple within the monastery with extensive interviews with carpenters and woodworkers, original drawings and rich illustrations.

Revised edition in partial color for the first time. Also features an all new introduction and revised chapters by the author.

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