THE STUDY OF THE YING TSAO FA SHIH: Chinese Book of Architectural Technique. Volume II.

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THE STUDY OF THE YING TSAO FA SHIH: Chinese Book of Architectural Technique. Volume II.
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Place Published: Tokyo
Publisher: Chuo-Koron Bijutsu Shuppan
Date Published:
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Book Id: 21171


Quarto, maroon cloth with gilt spine title; 779, [8] pp., illustrated. Slipcase. Publication announcement/presentation signed by Sei'ichi Yoshikawa, President of the Shimizu Construction Co., Tokyo, tipped to contents page. Title page and 4-page table of contents in English, text otherwise entirely in Japanese. Fine in moderately worn slipcase


The second volume of a 3-volume work; the first vol. was published the previous year, the last volume in 1972. The Ying Tsao Fa Shih (Yingzao Fashi) is the 12-century technical treatise on architecture and building standards written by the Chinese architect Li Jie (1065-1110). This volume contains Chapter V - Large Woodworks, with 13 subsections including designing of beams; lintels; rafters, etc., and Chapter VI - Small Woodworks, with 43 subsections, including designs for gates, lattices, gutters, fences, partitions, various intererior ornaments, etc.

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