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

Takeshima, Takuichi.

Published by Chuo-Koron Bijutsu Shuppan, Tokyo, 1971
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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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. Bookseller Inventory # 21171

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Publisher: Chuo-Koron Bijutsu Shuppan, Tokyo

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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