Inside Asia. Ediz. inglese, francese e tedesca, Volume 1

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Angelika Taschen
Taschen, 2007 - Architecture - 425 pages
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Stilt houses to minimalist villas: breathtaking interiors from India to Malaysia Zen. Soothing. Mystical. Meditative. All the most serene words in the world couldn't begin to describe the effect of Asia's most beautiful interiors. Whether it's a monastery in Tibet, a beautiful garden on a rubber plantation in Sri Lanka, or a private holiday villa in Thailand, each spot chosen for this book is remarkable not only for its aesthetics but for its spirit. The book is ?clothed? in a silk-like bright orange fabric, the same color used for Thai monks? robes, and patterned with flying Garuda birds. These interiors have what it takes to transport you to a sacred place; breathe deeply, delve in, and be inspired. Featuring 48 locations in the following countries: Tibet, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and Malaysia Highlights include: ? breathtaking garden designed by Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa ? a rice barge in Thailand constructed of golden teak ? a modern minimalist villa in Cambodia ? traditional Burmese wooden houses on stilts ? a high-rise apartment in Singapore ? a blue mansion in Malaysia

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Ajourney into the Heart of Asia
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Western Tibet
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About the author (2007)

Swiss photographer Reto Guntli, based in Zurich, regularly travels the world shooting for international magazines. He has published numerous books and contributed to such TASCHEN publications as Inside Asia, Living in Japan, Living in Bali, Great Escapes Asia and Great Escapes Europe.

Sunil Sethi is a leading journalist, newspaper columnist, and television anchor based in India. His writings have appeared in a variety of publications around the world. Sethi is also the author of Taschen's Indian Interiors.

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.

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