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Author Zwerger, Klaus, 1956-
Title Holz und seine Verbindungen. English
Wood and wood joints : building traditions of Europe, Japan and China / Klaus Zwerger ; with a foreword by Valerio Olgiati.
Imprint Basel : Birkhäuser, [2015]
Edition Third, enlarged edition.

Author Zwerger, Klaus, 1956-
Subject Framing (Building) -- Europe.
Framing (Building) -- Japan.
Framing (Building) -- China.
Timber joints.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 319 pages) : illustrations
Edition Third, enlarged edition.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-310) and index.
Contents The material : The properties of wood ; Species of wood -- Working with wood : Uses ; The carpenter ; The carpenter's tools ; Forms of construction -- Types and functions of wood joints : Typology ; Classification systems in the literature ; Limits to the classification systems ; The functions of wood joints -- Wood joints and their evolution : The role of the tool ; Building tasks and their solutions ; Log construction ; Column-and-beam construction ; Roof construction ; The influence of climatic conditions ; Abundance and scarcity of timber -- Wood joints as an expression of aesthetic values ; The visible and the invisible ; Protection and prestige ; Construction and decoration -- Structural timber construction in China ; Building methods: log construction and column-and-beam construction ; Structural wood preservation: raised platform and cantilevered roof ; Choice of materials ; The structure and construction of temple buildings ; The construction principles of bracket complexes ; Dougong ; The economics of construction.
Summary "Building with wood as an ecologically viable material is a tradition with a long history. In the most typical method, elements are connected by using wood joints which do not require the assistance of adhesives or metal connectors. By looking at several hundred examples from Japan, China and 18 European countries, this book describes in great detail the history of timber architecture in terms of its technical, aesthetic and ecological dimensions. This thorough study is a mine of information to specialists in this field; it opens up to the craftsman of today what has become an almost forgotten world and provides a fascinating account for the general reader. The new introduction to the third edition reviews developments since the first publication of this book in 1997"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9783035607253 (electronic bk.)
3035607257 (electronic bk.)
3035607311 (electronic bk.)
9783035607314 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9783035607314
OCLC # 922703729
Additional Format Print version: Zwerger, Klaus, 1956- Wood and wood joints. 3rd, enlarged edition. Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, 2015 9783035608373 (DLC) 2015032858 (OCoLC)919202414.

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