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Asian Furniture : A Directory and Sourcebook - Peter Moss

Asian Furniture

A Directory and Sourcebook

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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 circumstances 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, creating pieces 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 they originated.

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.

Gloriously photographed.... This genre is at last given its due.

Introductionp. 6
Indiap. 8
Indonesiap. 44
Thailandp. 82
Chinap. 116
Tibetp. 162
Philippinesp. 196
Koreap. 232
Japanp. 266
Woodsp. 302
Toolsp. 304
Authorsp. 306
Source of Imagesp. 307
Indexp. 308
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ISBN: 9780500513781
ISBN-10: 0500513783
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 29th October 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 31.8 x 28.9  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 2.7
Edition Number: 1