Category Asian Culture & History

New Thai Style

December 29, 2015 Architecture / History / GeneralAsian Culture & HistoryTravel

Photography by Michael Freeman | text by Kim Inglis
ISBN 9781780678337
280 x 260 mm
Hardback with Jacket; 192 pages
Pub Date: March 2016
A Talisman Book for Laurence King

Thai Style is known the world over for its graceful pavilion-style architecture, its elegant interior design approaches, and its ability to combine cultural traditions with craftsmanship. What is not so well known is how these forms have been updated in the last decade or so ... ...

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Memories of Chinatown

July 27, 2015 Architecture / History / GeneralAsian Culture & HistoryTravel

Text by Geraldene Lowe-Ismail | illustrated by Graham Byfield
ISBN 9789810958299
205 x 160 mm
Paperback; 96 pages
Pub Date: February 2016

Memories of Chinatown is a Singapore classic and is now republished with a new visual interpretation by watercolour artist Graham Byfield. Both a memoir and a narrative guide to the vibrant spirit of a bygone Singapore, it is written by much loved ‘walking treasure’ and heritage tour pioneer Geraldene Lowe-Ismail. Blessed with a rich trove of stories and personal knowledge stretching over 50 years, Geraldene delivers a unique insight into the glory ... ...

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The Architectural Heritage of Sri Lanka ~ Measured Drawings by the Anjalendran Studio

October 21, 2014 Architecture / History / GeneralAsian Culture & History

Drawings by C. Anjalendran | Texts by David Robson
Photographs by Dominic Sansoni
ISBN 9789810913519
280 x 260mm
Hardback; 240 pages
Pub Date: August 2015

Architect C. Anjalendran, aided by an army of assistants and students, has been recording Sri Lanka’s architectural heritage for almost 30 years. The result is a collection of exquisite measured drawings, all made with ink and pencil on tracing paper — documenting many interesting ... ...

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India – Living in an Ornate World

October 20, 2014 Asian Culture & HistoryTravel

by James Wellings
ISBN 9789810913540
280 x 230mm
Hardback; 158 pages
Pub Date: Aug 2014

India, Living in an Ornate World explores as to why India is so rich in colour and ornamentation and why it has such a diversity of culture and architecture. There is still a large part of the population who prefer to continue living their traditional life in old-world settings. Their buildings reflect their long artistic and creative history. This can be seen in all levels of ... ...

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A Short History of Indonesia

July 12, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

by Colin Brown
ISBN 9789810885076
Paperback; 288 pages
215 x 140mm
Pub Date: Jun 2011
Price: S$36.00 (excl. GST)

Indonesia is an enigma to outside observers, who have never seemed sure just what it is: Islamic, authoritarian, democratic, developing, disintegrating. The largest country in its region, Indonesia holds the key to Southeast Asia's future, while recent developments—demands for greater regional autonomy, ethnic, political and religious conflict—are making the archipelago significant on the world stage and prompting re-examination of its history ...

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