In The Asian Style: A Design Sourcebook
For centuries the Orient has been a source of fascination and inspiration for western designers and decorators and today never more so, with the popularity of Zen, feng shui, and the concept of home as a source of tranquility. The idea of Asian style encompasses many themes, most notably: a concern for light (diffused or natural) and shade; clean, minimalist lines (Japan) of a profusion of pattern...
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: New Holland Pub Ltd (February 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 3886970
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“I bough this book to give as a birthday gift to my sister, which is an architect. She really enjoyed it. I love the Asian style, that is why I chose this book in particular. I think it is a good source of inspiration for someone that works in interio...”
and detail (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia); superlative craftsmanship and a respect for raw materials (from silk and wood to lacquer and stone); stepped levels and multi-functional spaces; the use of water and/or the natural environment as an integral extension to the interior. Above all, Asian style embraces the notion of valuing beauty in the smallest detail. Throughout the region, the craftsman is king and the essence of even the most modest material is revered. Featuring extensive photography, this design sourcebook should help to inspire a new approach to designing the home - whether East or West.