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Building Bamboo Fences [Paperback]

By Isao Yoshikawa (Author)
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Eleven prominent styles of bamboo fence are presented, giving a basic understanding of the art form, with detailed building instructions and design ideas for each.

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Pages   142
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 5, 2001
Publisher   Japan Publications Trading
ISBN  4889960805  
ISBN13  9784889960808  

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Born in Tokyo in 1940. Graduated from the Architecture Department of Shibaura Technical University. He established the Japan Garden Research Association in 1963. Presently chairperson of the Association. The honorary president of the Suzhou Society for study of Landscape & Gandens, China. The honorary president of the Hangzhou Society for study of Landscape & Gardens, China. He plays an active part as a scholar of Japanese gardens. a garden architect, a designer of stone art objects, etc.
Major books he has authored include "Bamboo fences" (Ariake Shobo, 1977), "Style of Famous Garden in Japan" (Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha. 1978), "Details of Garden Design" (Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha. 1978), "Pasing Stones and Stepping Stones" (Ariake Shobo, 1979), "Gardens in Kyoto" (Kodansha, 1981), "An Illustrated Dictionary of Bamboo Fence and Rock Arrangement" (Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha, 1 9R4), "Japanese Garden Architects (Japan Garden Research Association. 1993) and "Making a Small Garden" (Boutique-sha Co.. 1996).

Isao Yoshikawa was born in 1940.

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1Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Gardening & Horticulture > Japanese Gardens
2Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Gardening & Horticulture > Landscape
3Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Gardening & Horticulture > Outdoor & Recreational Areas
4Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > How-to & Home Improvements > Do-It-Yourself

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Handy bamboo bible  Nov 7, 2006
This is a Great book for bamboo lovers. Especially if you have access to the waste branches .I can't wait to do more with those! The more ideas here you try....the more the fever grips you.....Possiblities endless!
Lots of pictures with great informative diagrams, inspiratinal ideas and plans as well as info on how to harvest and preserve poles. I like to fire harden....but watch out for explosions!
One of the 2 best bamboo books I have seen. The other one is in Spanish
"Building Bamboo Fences" has all the information you will need to build your own bamboo fence. Additionally, Mr. Yoshida has included a brief history of bamboo fences in Japan, a complete glossary of terms and many beautiful color photographs for inspiration. Fence diagrams range from simple see-through fences to more complex bamboo screening fences. The diagrams, techniques, and instructions for building different types of bamboo fences are clear, complete, easy to follow and even include tips on how to correct any problems you may have in construction. I turned an open work bamboo fence diagram into a trellis for my climbing rose bush in one afternoon. Whether you are looking to build simple edgings for garden paths or a full-screen fence - this is the book to use.
Beautifully Illustrated book on building bamboo fences  Jan 12, 2000
"Building Bamboo Fences" is beautifully illustrated with 31 pages of full color pictures and a fairly decent how to section about how to build them. One thing I do not like though is the books organization. There is a section of pictures and a section on history and a section illustrating construction technique. The book would be much more readable if these sections were mixed (i.e. the color pictures should be near the relivant history and how to illustrations. There needs to be a section discussing the different varieties and how and where to grow them. Bamboo grows nearly anywhere in the US, but tropical varieties are more rot resistant. There also needs to be a section on tools. Thin bladed knives are useless to split bamboo, but you would not get this from reading the book. And, where do you get tools and bamboo cultivars? It is not in the book...

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