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Hand Hewn: The Traditions, Tools, and Enduring Beauty of Timber Framing

Hand Hewn: The Traditions, Tools, and Enduring Beauty of Timber Framing

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ISBN: 1635860008    EAN: 9781635860009
Publisher: Storey Publishing  
US SRP: $37.00 US 
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: October 15, 2019
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An internationally renowned architect presents a gorgeous celebration of the artistry, design, and traditional craftsmanship of timber-frame buildings.

 

Hand Hewn is a gorgeous celebration of the traditions and artistry of timber-frame building, a 7,000-year-old craft that holds an enduring attraction for its simple elegance and resilience. Internationally renowned timber-frame architect and craftsman Jack A. Sobon offers a fascinating look at how the natural, organic forms of trees become the framework for a home, with profiles of the classic tools he uses to hand hew and shape each timber, and explanations of the engineering of the wooden joinery that connects the timbers without a single nail. Inspiring photos of Sobon’s original interior home designs, as well as historical examples of long-lived structures in Europe and North America, make this a compelling tribute to the lasting value of artisanal craftsmanship and a thoughtful, deliberate approach to designing buildings.

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