Architectural preservation in Japan

Larsen, Knut Einar (1994) Architectural preservation in Japan. Other. Tara Publishers, Trondheim, Norway, 204p. ISBN 82-519-1432-9. [Book]

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The author, working for UNESCO's international training program for specialists in the conservation of cultural properties and with the support of ICOMOS InternationalWood Committee, has visited and examined more than 200 heritage properties and historic monuments in Japan. He then gives an overview of architectural preservation through history, detailing the Japanese legislation in this particular domain and focusing on wood as specific building material in Japanese traditional architectural heritage. He tries to present the Japanese approach to the preservation of timber structures, as compared to the Norwegian one. What values, what philosophy prevail? Numerous case studies of restoration projects illustrate this thoroughly documented study.

Item Type: Book (Other)
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Larsen, Knut EinarUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: Architectural heritage; Building materials; Wood; Structures of buildings; Historic monuments; Timber structures; Timber-framed architecture; conservation techniques; conservation measures; protection of cultural heritage; national legislation; restoration techniques; values; philosophy of conservation; philosophy of restoration; management; case studies; Japan
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 06. History of architecture
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 11. Theory of conservation
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of restoration
C.ARCHITECTURE > 02. Building typologies
C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
C.ARCHITECTURE > 06. Structures of buildings
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Techniques
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
International Scientific Committee: Wood
Number of Pages: 204
ISBN: 82-519-1432-9
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2013 10:57
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2013 10:58
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1458

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