Architecture of Thailand: A Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Forms
A detailed, profusely illustrated survey of Thai architecture with its many styles and forms. Thailand's architecture comes alive in this ... Show synopsis A detailed, profusely illustrated survey of Thai architecture with its many styles and forms. Thailand's architecture comes alive in this magnificently illustrated volume, the most comprehensive book on the subject yet published, exploring every genre from houses and farm huts to temples, palaces, and modern buildings. It is the first major book to focus on the myriad elements that make Thai architecture so rich in beauty and meaning. With hundreds of images by leading photographers, this is an accessible, inspirational source book for designers, architects, and everyone interested in Southeast Asian culture. The book is a collaboration between leading architect Nithi Sthapitanonda, who did the drawings, photographs, and research support, and writer Brian Mertens, who did the writing, main research, and many photos. 800+ illustrations in color and black and white.