In Praise of Mud. A Guide to the Earth Walls of Kyoto

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In Praise of Mud

A Guide to the Earth Walls of Kyoto

Author:Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Kazuya Morita

Publisher:Gakugei Shuppan Sha

ISBN: 978-4-7615-1303-0

  • Paperback
  • English, Japanese
  • 144 Pages
  • Aug 31, 2012

“The culture of earth wall construction in Kyoto is often said to be unique in the world, drawing its particular aesthetic sense from Japanese tea culture.” With materials that are both primitive and universal, the processes involved in earthen construction have been replicated for millennia in many cultures the world over. This book highlights a distinctively Japanese understanding of the material’s basic nature.

“The culture of earth wall construction in Kyoto is often said to be unique in the world, drawing its particular aesthetic sense from Japanese tea culture.” With materials that are both primitive and universal, the processes involved in earthen construction have been replicated for millennia in many cultures the world over. This book highlights a distinctively Japanese understanding of the material’s basic nature. Beautifully designed, with overlapping texts and images, it includes detailed information on specific structures, plus numerous photos that highlight many typical earth walls located throughout Kyoto.

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