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Buildings in wood : the history and traditions of architecture's oldest building material

Author: Will Pryce
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, ©2005.
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"This epic history is the first comprehensive survey of the use of wood in architecture throughout the ages. The book is organized both chronologically and geographically. It features works from the oldest heritage of wooden buildings (Kyoto's Buddhist temples and Scandinavia's pagan-inspired stave churches) to the latest cutting edge designs, proving that wood is on the rise as the preferred material in these  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pryce, Will.
Buildings in wood.
New York : Rizzoli, ©2005
(OCoLC)619885563
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Pryce
ISBN: 0847827461 9780847827466
OCLC Number: 62284948
Notes: Originally published in the United Kingdom by Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2005.
Description: 320 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: A way of building --
The Far East --
Northern Europe --
Western Europe --
Eastern Europe --
America --
South-East Asia --
Australia --
A future for wood --
A different approach.
Responsibility: Will Pryce.
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"This epic history is the first comprehensive survey of the use of wood in architecture throughout the ages. The book is organized both chronologically and geographically. It features works from the oldest heritage of wooden buildings (Kyoto's Buddhist temples and Scandinavia's pagan-inspired stave churches) to the latest cutting edge designs, proving that wood is on the rise as the preferred material in these ecologically conscious times." "Every region of the world with a native tradition of building with wood is carefully examined. In North America, the book demonstrates the European origins of New England's clapboards and saltboxes, and later shows how such sophisticated California architects as Greene & Greene or Bernard Maybeck could blend age-old traditions of the Far East and Switzerland with a Pacific Coast sense of novelty and whimsy. Spectacular and diverse photographs highlight the architectural masterpieces of wooden architecture throughout the world, illustrating that wood is a building material with a deep history as well as a vibrant future."--Jacket.

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