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. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory #
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.
Title: Asian Furniture
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: New
Book Description Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0500513783 Ex-library with typical stamps and labels. No sign of use - clean, unmarked - mylar protects dust jacket. We ship every business day and try to ship orders same or next business day. Purchase of this item will help support the programs and collections of the Johnson County (Kansas) Library. Seller Inventory # 116217
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP107508118
Book Description Möbeldesign im Sinne der westlichen Welt war eine relative späte Erscheinung in Asien, wo sich Klima und Lebensstil merklich von europäischen Lebensbedingungen unterschieden. Trotzdem gedieh die Gestaltung von Möbeln bald zu einer bedeutsamen Sparte der ornamentalen Kunst. Jedes der in diesem Band genannten Länder China, Indien, Indonesien, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Tibet und die Philippinnen entwickelte seine eigenen besonderen Designformen und beförderte die Herstellung von Möbelstücken zur Kunstform. Heute sind diese Kunststücke bei Sammlern weltweit beliebt. Aber auch in ihren Herkunftsländern weiß man diese Kunst zu schätzen. (Text engl.) 28 x 31 cm, 308 S., 451 farbige Abb. u. Tafeln, Leinen. Seller Inventory # 396540
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0500513783-2-4
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0500513783
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. BRAND NEW. Still Sealed in Publishers Shrinkwrap. Seller Inventory # 121025003
Book Description Thames and Hudson, New York, NY, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st American edition. NYC: Thames & Hudson, 2007. First Amer edition, NF/NF. Book and dust jacket have some bumping to lower corners. 451 color illustrations. Includes chapters on woods and tools, authors, sources of images and index. Presenting the best furniture examples from India, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Tibet, Philippines, Korea, and Japan. Many types of beautifully made furniture. Nice copy. Seller Inventory # 001899
Book Description Thames & Hudson 2007-10-29, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0500513783. Seller Inventory # 584915
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