Feng Shui Style: The Asian Art of Gracious Living

Feng Shui Style: The Asian Art of Gracious Living

by Stephen Skinner, Graham Price
     
 

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With over 200 photos this Asian design book showcases the feng shui techniques instrumental in some of the world's most spectacular structures.

Feng Shui Style demonstrates clearly that ancient Chinese principles of feng shui are not just compatible with good architectural and interior design-but that the two may be carefully engineered to be

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With over 200 photos this Asian design book showcases the feng shui techniques instrumental in some of the world's most spectacular structures.

Feng Shui Style demonstrates clearly that ancient Chinese principles of feng shui are not just compatible with good architectural and interior design-but that the two may be carefully engineered to be mutually supportive on many different levels. Presented here are some of the most interesting and beautiful homes and interiors designed along feng shui principles in both Asia and the West to enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of those who use them.

The feng shui techniques covered include simple Eight Mansion feng shui, the placement of Water Dragons, interior and exterior furnishings and alignments, and the calculation of intricate Flying Star charts. Examples range from the grand 19th century mansion belonging to one of the last and richest mandarins of Imperial China, via the timeless Balinese luxury of Begawan Giri, to the latest and most exciting Philippe Starck designed environments in London, each showing how the timeless concepts and techniques of feng shui are used to enrich, harmonize, and stimulate.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Skinner, founder of Feng Shui for Modern Living magazine and the author of numerous books on feng shui, looks at homes and public buildings, primarily in Asia and London, that exemplify the principles of feng shui. The majority of the book contains photographs and descriptions of buildings: some, like Senta Saujana in Malaysia, have been designed using feng shui, while others, such as the Daily Express Building in London, were designed by architects who unwittingly incorporated feng shui into their design. For each, Skinner analyzes how the building was planned and provides floor plans to explain how the energy flows to the benefit of the inhabitants. Look to Sarah Rossbach's Interior Design with Feng Shui for practical advice; here you will find instead real-life examples of how feng shui has been employed and interpreted. For large interior design collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462905898
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

Stephen Skinner's first book, The Living Earth Manual of Feng Shui, helped spark contemporary Western interest in feng shui. Skinner lives in London.

Graham Price has worked as a freelance photographer for the past 20 years. He is based in London.

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