THE STUDY OF THE YING TSAO FA SHIH: Chinese Book of Architectural Technique. Volume II.
Place Published: Tokyo
Publisher: Chuo-Koron Bijutsu Shuppan
Date Published: 1971
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 21171
Quarto, maroon cloth with gilt spine title; 779,  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.