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Contemporary Thai
Ayudhya, Wongvipa.
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Publication Information:
Hong Kong : Periplus, [2000]

Physical Description:
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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NK2078.7.A1 A98 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Thailand is known for its beautiful handicrafts, both traditional and contemporary. It is no wonder that some of the most beautifully decorated homes in the world can be found here. Contemporary Thai is a veritable explosion of design, color, material, form and function, as breathtaking rooms take shape around the "found" object. As we range from Chiang Mai in the north to metropolitan Bangkok, from gardens to dining rooms and verandahs, we are treated to an amazing array of contemporary items-modernist furniture, table settings, light fixtures and furnishings-that combine old traditions, new styles and the texture and look of indigenous materials. Cutting edge, elegant and a lot of fun, Contemporary Thai is the perfect book for anyone looking to add a distinctive touch to their home decor.

Author Notes

Wongvipa Devahastin na Ayudhya was educated at the Rajinee Lyceum, a Royal sponsored school in Bangkok, where she learned the Thai arts of flower display and decoration, and Thai cookery and food display. After working as an advertising executive, she turned her hand to publishing
Luca Invernizzi Tettoni is a world-renowned photographer who has lived and worked in Asia since 1973. He specializes in books on aspects of Asian culture and landscape

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Library Journal Review

These books use beautiful color photographs to reveal the interiors of homes found in their respective countries. Private Sydney and South Africa provide a glimpse at contemporary interior design as practiced in each place, in some cases incorporating items from the native locale. Tropical Living and Contemporary Thai highlight the vernacular furniture, fabric, floor coverings, and decorative accessories of their respective countries in addition to showing contemporary interiors. Purchase where there is an interest in contemporary interior design. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The New Thai Stylep. 8
Contemporary Thai Interiorsp. 10
The Art of Thai Accentsp. 30
Dramatic Table Settingsp. 48
Thai Fabrics Old and Newp. 68
New Trends in Bamboo and Rattanp. 92
Earthenware and Ceramicsp. 110
Romantic Thai Nightsp. 130
Acknowledgmentsp. 142