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Asian Furniture

Moss, Peter; Editor

ISBN 10: 0500513783 / ISBN 13: 9780500513781
Published by Thames & Hudson, 2007
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NO FINER COPY EXISTS! // NEW BOOK and DJ, both in GIFT-quality MINT condition, and with new Mylar protection. // Hardcover, unpaginated (but 1.25 in. thick), and richly illustrated. A Directoru and Sourcebook for furniture throughout Asia. Bookseller Inventory # 005893

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Title: Asian Furniture

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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An attractive overview and peerless reference source on Asian furniture design through the centuries.

Western-style furniture was a relatively late arrival in Asia, where climates and lifestyles were markedly different from those in Europe. But colonial incursions and the exigencies of history conspired to bring about profound changes, and furniture design in Asia blossomed into a major decorative art.

Each of the eight countries covered here--China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Tibet, and the Philippines--developed its own particular designs, as unmistakably distinctive as its flag or anthem. Rather than simply succumbing to practical necessities, Asian designers created pieces of furniture as works of art. Today these diverse pieces are treasured by collectors worldwide, from Manhattan lofts to Parisian apartments, as well as in the countries where they originated.

The examples featured in this book were drawn from private collections, antique dealers, and museums around the world, and are organized by country and then by type: chairs, armoires, tables, chests, and more. Each piece has been specially photographed and isdescribed in detail, and the relations between the various periods and styles are explored. The texts have been written by experts from the eight countries represented here.

About the Author:

Peter Moss is the former Assistant Director in charge of publicity in the Hong Kong Government Information Service, during which time he produced many books on the history, heritage and mapping of Hong Kong. He has published twenty-one books since his retirement in 1993, including books on Asian history, arts, culture and symbolism, as well as five novels.

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