Wood as a material for Japanese buildings

Ito, Nobuo (1981) Wood as a material for Japanese buildings. In: Nessun futuro senza passato. 6th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Atti. ICOMOS, Roma, pp. 391-402. [Book Section]

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Wood has been the most important material for Japanese buildings through the ages. Since ancient times, the timber of the Japanese cypress has been treasured as a material for building because of its various excellent characteristics. Besides, pine tree, Japanese cryptomeria, Japanese zelkova, Japanes chestnut, and western chinquapine have also been used. In old days, timbers were split with wedges, cut with saw, shaved roughly with adze and planed with the spear shaped chisel. After the 15th century, when the rip-saw and plane with stand were invented, the technique of producing building materials made a step forward.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
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Ito, NobuoUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: building materials; wood; wooden architecture; deterioration; conservation; building techniques
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Techniques
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1981, 6th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 20:26
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 20:26
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/839

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