China Style

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Tuttle Publishing, Aug 26, 2005 - Architecture - 208 pages
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Chinese interior design is a kaleidoscope of competing influences: scholarly gardens versus opium dens, imperial palaces standing side-by-side with concrete-and-steel high rises, and rural simplicity contrasting urban chaos. China Style looks at interiors that draw from this vivid and powerful tradition. It includes examples of Shanghai Art Deco and the unique Peranakan shop house, as well as modern clubs sumptuously furnished with glittering fabrics and Chinese design motifs, minimalistic glass houses, and restaurants with a cultural-revolution flair. Photographed in locations as diverse as Shanghai, New York, Hong Kong, and Minneapolis, China Style shows how Chinese tradition is constantly being reinterpreted to produce a fresh and dynamic style of contemporary design.
  

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Relying on contemporary Chinese commercial and domestic interiors, primarily in Hong Kong and Shanghai, this work presents a sophisticated urban interpretation of Chinese design style. The designs ... Read full review

Contents

China Style Goes Global
9
A Personal Passion
22
Classical Precision
40
A Collectors Haven
54
Chinoiserie Old and New
67
Brilliant Baroque
84
A Fascination with Oriental Art
98
China Modern
144
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Sharon Leece is a full-time writer based in Hong Kong and was formerly the editor-in-chief of ELLE Decoration (Hong Kong).

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