The Tropical House: Cutting Edge Design in the Philippines

The Tropical House: Cutting Edge Design in the Philippines

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The Tropical House: Cutting Edge Design in the Philippines by Elizabeth Reyes

Tropical House celebrates a growing trend toward stylish globalization in interior design.

More than 25 stunning houses and condos in and around Manila, the Philippines, evoke a distinctive tropical-modern-fusion style that is gaining popularity around the world. All these fine residences comprise a synthesis of East-West trends and contemporary furnishings—as Filipino designers merge sleek modernist furniture with local designers' "soulful creations" in natural hardwoods and other tropical materials.

Over 250 full-color photographs of outstanding Filipino residences will inspire readers with their diverse and contemporary looks. From vintage glamour to classic modern with bold artful accents, to the clean, glam look known as "contemporary chic," this design book showcases the myriad tastes of the Philippines.

The selection features modernist designs referred to as Zen or Minimalist; admires the modern Global Eclectics, those well-traveled collectors of beautiful objects from East and West; and celebrates the individualists who mix European furniture with acutely creative accents from local designers or who frame edgy artworks by Filipino artists with iconic design inspired by Japanese architecture. Such are the global interiors and architecture of today's tropical Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804840828
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 06/10/2010
Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 750,170
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth V. Reyes is a travel, arts and feature writer for various Asian magazines on the Philippines, her homeland. She is also the author of many books on Filipino design and architecture, including her groundbreaking Filipino Style and, more recently, Tropical Living.

Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, an internationally acclaimed photographer, lived and worked in Asia from 1973 until 2013. Among his many books on Asian culture are Tropical Asian Style, Thai Style, and Filipino Style .

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