Classic Thai

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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 Thai showcases 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. ...

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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 Thai showcases 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9789625938493
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/1902
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
The Classic Thai House 10
M.R. Kukrit Pramoj Home 18
Suan Pakkad Palace 24
The Bunnag Home 30
The Prasart Museum 36
Hua Hin Beach House 40
A Country Guest House 44
The Thai House Hotel 50
The Jim Thompson House 54
A Weekend Retreat 60
A Burmese Thai Hybrid 64
A Northern Ayutthayan Home 70
A Farmhouse in the Metropolis 74
Beung Naiphol 78
A House with a History 86
Classic Thai Royal & Religious Architecture 92
Sukhothai 102
Ayutthaya 108
Narai Palace, Lopburi 118
Ratanakosin Temple Architecture 124
The Royal Palace, Bangkok 132
Lan Na Temple Architecture 144
Classic Thai Design & Craftsmanship 154
Buddha Images 158
Ayutthaya Painting 164
Ratanakosin Painting 168
Lan Na Painting 176
Temple Banners 180
Thai Manuscripts 184
Thai Furniture 190
Scripture Cabinets and Chests 192
Preaching Chairs 198
La Na Pulpits 202
Ceremonial Containers 208
Thai Ceramics 212
Thai Textiles 220
Gold and Silver Jewelry 232
Bibliography, Map, Acknowledgments 238
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