Shoji: How to Design, Build, and Install Japanese Screens

Shoji: How to Design, Build, and Install Japanese Screens

by Jay van Arsdale, Jay Arsdale, Arsdale Van
     
 

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Japanese-style shoji screens are translucent, wooden-lattice panels that subtly transform light and space and add an elegant touch to any decor. This book contains all the information you need to design and make shoji for your own home or apartment.

Features
* Notes on aesthetics and design fundamentals
* Complete how-to guide covering basic construction

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Japanese-style shoji screens are translucent, wooden-lattice panels that subtly transform light and space and add an elegant touch to any decor. This book contains all the information you need to design and make shoji for your own home or apartment.

Features
* Notes on aesthetics and design fundamentals
* Complete how-to guide covering basic construction methods, screen materials, and wood selection
* Home projects, including window inserts, sliding and hanging screens, glass panel shoji, double- and single-sided shoji, skylight shoji, decorative wall boxes, and floor and table lanterns
* Introduction to Japanese hand tools and planing and joinery techniques
* Sample lattice patterns, photographs, and line drawings for design and remodeling ideas
* List of suppliers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870118647
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Publication date:
10/15/1988
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

JAY VAN ARSDALE is a carpenter and shoji maker who teaches classes in Japanese tools and woodworking techniques. He lives in Oakland, California.

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