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Architecture of Thailand

A Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Forms



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Architecture of Thailand: A Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Forms by Nithi Sthapitanonda
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This detailed, magnificently illustrated survey shows how Thai architecture has evolved over the years to become a significant cultural art form. Beginning with a history of the country and its wide cultural influences, it goes on to describe and illustrate a huge range of structures, from Thai houses to elaborate temples and even crematoriums. It concludes with a look at contemporary Thai architecture and how traditional architecture practices have been adapted to suit modern needs.

Table of Contents

1. History: An Architecture of Layers; 2. Thai Houses; 3. Thai House Elements; 4. Religious Architecture; 5. The Grand Palace; 6. Temple and Palace Elements; 7. Temple and Palace Ornaments; 8. Immigrant and Foreign-influenced Architecture; 9. Thai Architectural Forms Today.

Author Biography

Nithi Sthapitanonda is one of Thailand's most renowed contemporary architects and President of the 49 Group. Brian Mertens is a Bangkok-based writer on Asian art, culture and travel. Michael Freeman has contributed the photography to scores of books, including Sudan and Spirit of Asia, both published by Thames & Hudson. Luca Invernizzi Tettoni has published many books, including The Arts of Thailand and The Tropical Garden. Robert McLeod is a regular contributor to Architectural Digest. Teerawat Winyarat has provided the photos for such publications as Art 4d and Elle Deco Thailand.
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 2006
Photographs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Photographs by Michael Freeman Photographs by Robert McLeod Photographs by Teerawt Winyarat
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
800 illus in colour & b&w
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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