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Books & Magazines April, 7 2009

Bamboo Fences

Bamboo Fences provides a detailed look at the complex art of bamboo fence design in Japan, presenting these unique structures in over 250 photographs and line drawings. From the widely used “four-eyed fence” (yotsume-gaki) and the fine “raincoat fence” (mino-gaki) to the expensive “spicebush fence” (kuromoji-gaki), these exquisite designs impress with their simple beauty, providing plenty of inspiration for your own bamboo fence.

Author Isao Yoshikawa gives a brief overview of the history of bamboo fence building in Japan and classifies the different designs by type. A glossary provides explanation of Japanese fence names and structural terms.

Bamboo Fences includes photographs by Osamu Suzuki. The book is out on April 20, 2009, from Princeton Architectural Press.

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