Category Asian Culture & History

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

October 21, 2014 ArchitectureAsian 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
BIC: AMX, AMV

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
BIC: AJB, WTM

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)
BIC: HBJF

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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A Short History of Bali

July 12, 2013 All BooksAsian Culture & History

by Robert Pringle
ISBN 9789810885069
Paperback; 286 pages
215 x 140mm
Pub Date: Jun 2011
Price: S$36.00 (excl. GST)
BIC: HBJF

Two million tourists visit Bali every year. Many want to know about the island, its often turbulent past, and the forces that have shaped its universally appealing culture. This lively and informative concise history is for them, and for others interested in a unique but important province of Indonesia.

A Short History of Bali covers the entire history of this intriguing and mysterious island, from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri and the tragedy of the Kuta bombings on ...

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Reporter: Forty Years Covering Asia

July 11, 2013 All BooksArchitectureAsian Culture & HistoryAsian Writing

by John McBeth
ISBN 9789810873646
Hardback; 400 pages
235 x 150mm
Pub Date: Jan 2011
Price: S$42.00 (excl. GST)
BIC: KNTJ

Reporter is an account of John McBeth's 40-year journey through Asia,more than half of that time as a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, the venerable magazine long regarded as the region's English language Bible on political and economic affairs. While necessarily a memoir, the book is more a reflection of the lives of a small group of foreign journalists ...
 

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