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Pretty book, but could be more useful,
This review is from: The Art of Japanese Joinery (Paperback)This is a very restrained book, a series of black and white photos of completed joints, with short descriptions of each. It's a popular introductory text, and deservedly so.
There are two limitations in this book, perhaps surpassed by more recent books such as "The Complete Japanese Joinery". There's no description of how to choose these joints, and where they might approriately be used. More seriously, there's no description of how to lay them out, or their traditional proportions.
Still worth having.