Architectural Preservation in Japan




204 pages

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Preface vii
Periods of Japanese Architectural History xii
A Note on Japanese Names and Terms xii
1. Architectural Preservation -an International Perspective

2. Cultural Traditions and Values
Preservation Through Use: Traditional Sentiments in Japan
Values of Historic Buildings
Object Identity -the Case of Hôryû-ji Kondô

3. Cultural Properties: Administration and Legislation
The Agency for Cultural Affairs
Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties
Designation of Cultural Properties by Local Governments
Council for the Protection of Cultural Properties
Tangible Cultural Properties
Designation Criteria
Intangible Cultural Properties
Protection of Traditional Techniques

4. Education and Training in Preservation
Japanese Association for Conservation of Architectural Monuments (JACAM)
Authorization of Conservation Architects
The Annual Conference of Conservation Architects

5. Deterioration in Material and Structure
Barthquakes -Ground Problems
Biological Deterioration
"Patina" ofWood-Weathering
Fire Protection
Sinking of the Baves

6. Materials and Techniques in Preservation
The Necessary Repair
Complete Dismantling
Half- Dismantling
Partial Repair
Repainting and Re-Coating
Preservation of Buildings and Techniques
Wood Species in Japanese Historic Building
Woodwork Joints
Consolidation and Restoration of Decayed Wood
Wattle and Daub In-fill Panels
Structural Steel Reinforcement

7. Restoration -Authenticity in Design
Restoration of Buildings and Revival of Techniques
Evidence for Restoration: Kiku and Kiwari
Two Case Studies
Restoration of Ôtadaneko Jinja Honden
Restoration of Hokekyô- ji Soshidô
Restoration in Japan and the Venice Charter

8. Management of Preservation Projects
Work on the Site
Issuing Tenders
The Site Office
Investigations Before and During Dismantling
lteration of the Project Plan
Management of Work on the Site During Reassembly
The Report of the Repair Work
Work on the Site: a Case Study
The Execution of the Work

9. Preservation in Japan: the Unique and the Universal

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