From the glittering chedis of Bangkok's Grand Palace to the rustic simplicity of village dwellings, Thailand offers a rich diversity of art, architecture and design. Classic Thai seeks to define the unique characteristics of Thai style, be it through the country's rich arts and crafts tradition, in its plentiful temples and palaces, or in a contemporary home. Photographed entirely on location, Classic Thai is an indispensable guide to the wonders of Thailand.
Packed with hundreds of glorious full-colour photographs, this book focuses on the multitude of elements and forms that go into Thai architecture - its agrarian roots, its religion and monarchy, its rich mix of foreign influences. Lively text introduces readers the whole range of Thailand's architecture - from the humble but charming field hut woven of bamboo to the splendid teak mansion built high on stilts, and from the country's magnificent temples to the vast differences in regional styles. It also explores how traditional Thai architecture has been adapted to suit contemporary aesthetics and usage.
This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.
Thailand's Luxury Spas presents the very best spa options available in Thailand and detailed, easy–to–follow recipes for many of the traditional Thai healing therapies to pamper yourself in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Massage, meditation, restorative beauty treatments, pick-me-up tonics and tone-me-down baths—all outlined with simple instructions and clear color photographs. Thailand's Luxury Spas focuses on stress–busting therapies that run the gamut from all the various forms of Thai massage and meditation to full body beauty treatments, facials, relaxing baths and scrubs, healthy tonics and much more. Practical tips are given on how to recreate many of these recipes at home, with specific treatments outlined for specific ailments. Superb, full-color photography featuring many top supermodels, shot entirely on location in Thailand's super-deluxe spas. Enjoy a true Thai-style, chill-out spa experience wherever you live with Thailand's Luxury Spas.
Thai Style is renowned throughout the world for its grace, form and colours, reflecting wider national culture. Whether pavilion-style architecture,elegant interior designs, innovative use of textiles and materials, Thai Style manages to combine cultural traditions with skilled craftsmanship and modern interpretations. These design forms have evolved into a 21st century paragon of design practice and universally admired. Contemporary Thai Style — one that merges ancient practices with modern fashions, graphics and technologies is what this book seeks to showcase. Forward-looking forms — be they in architecture, furniture design, art, interiors or landscaping are featured in this exciting new publication. A number of carefully selected homes, resorts, hotels and residences from the north, through Bangkok to the islands in the south are featured in New Thai Style - a cornucopia of all that is new and exciting in confident, thrusting Thailand's design scene. Work from established and emerging architects and designers are featured as international culture vultures and collectors, hot hoteliers and developers lead the way with a 21st-century aesthetic, confident and contemporary, yet still distinctly Thai.