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Classic Thai : design, interiors, architecture
Jotisalikorn, Chami.
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Publication Information:
[Singapore] : Periplus Editions, 2002.
Physical Description:
239 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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NA1521 .J68 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"This elegant, large format book is a cutting edge resource for anyone who wants to understand why the decoration, decor, and architecture of Thailand are being picked up around the world. From the glittering chedis of Bangkok's Central Palace to the rustic simplicity of village dwellings, Classic Thaishowcases some of the country's finest interiors--both contemporary and ancient. the authors trace the development of Thai architectural styles and motifs in both royal and religious buildings throughout history. With an emphasis on wooden homes and the utilization of the country's finest furniture, art, and artifacts, the book concludes with a stunning selection of exquisite, uniquely Thai art objects, from Buddha images to lacquerware and gold and silver jewelry."

Table of Contents

M.R. Sukhumbhand ParibatraChami JotisalikornPhuthorn BhumadhonVirginia Di McKeen Crocco
Forewordp. 8
The Classic Thai Housep. 10
M.R. Kukrit Pramoj Homep. 18
Suan Pakkad Palacep. 24
The Bunnag Homep. 30
The Prasart Museump. 36
Hua Hin Beach Housep. 40
A Country Guest Housep. 44
The Thai House Hotelp. 50
The Jim Thompson Housep. 54
A Weekend Retreatp. 60
A Burmese Thai Hybridp. 64
A Northern Ayutthayan Homep. 70
A Farmhouse in the Metropolisp. 74
Beung Naipholp. 78
A House with a Historyp. 86
Classic Thai Royal & Religious Architecturep. 92
Sukhothaip. 102
Ayutthayap. 108
Narai Palace, Lopburip. 118
Ratanakosin Temple Architecturep. 124
The Royal Palace, Bangkokp. 132
Lan Na Temple Architecturep. 144
Classic Thai Design & Craftsmanshipp. 154
Buddha Imagesp. 158
Ayutthaya Paintingp. 164
Ratanakosin Paintingp. 168
Lan Na Paintingp. 176
Temple Bannersp. 180
Thai Manuscriptsp. 184
Thai Furniturep. 190
Scripture Cabinets and Chestsp. 192
Preaching Chairsp. 198
La Na Pulpitsp. 202
Ceremonial Containersp. 208
Thai Ceramicsp. 212
Thai Textilesp. 220
Gold and Silver Jewelryp. 232
Bibliography, Map, Acknowledgmentsp. 238