Shinsen kiku kaitei [trans.: New Comprehensive Selection of Architectural Measurements]. Edited by Chozaburo Ezaki. Norisada EZAKI.

Shinsen kiku kaitei [trans.: New Comprehensive Selection of Architectural Measurements]. Edited by Chozaburo Ezaki.

Many woodcut illus. & diagrams throughout. 22; 25; 18 folding leaves. Three vols. Small 8vo, orig. blue wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Niigata: 1882.

First edition of this classic work on miyadaiku wooden carpentry, the chief method used to construct Japanese shrines and temples, which are some of the oldest surviving wooden buildings. The Ezaki brothers — Norisada (1843- ) and Chozaburo (1831-1902) — were the leading proponents of traditional carpentry methods in the early Meiji period. They were often asked to renovate shrines and temples with the rank of national treasures during their careers, including Toshodaiji in Nara.

Norisaka wrote this work, which was edited by his older brother Chozaburo, in order to pass on the traditional techniques of carpentry to younger architects. This textbook is fully illustrated with many full-page and highly detailed illustrations and diagrams.

Nice set. This was a very popular text with several later editions.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 6130

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