Ultimate TropicalBook - 2009
A survey of domestic living in the tropics-- from traditional forms to the latest in contemporary design-- with a particular emphasis on Asia and Oceania. Rustic and luxurious, simple and ornate, historic and contemporary-- the tropics contain startling visual and stylistic juxtapositions that all share an exotic quality and somehow work together to create harmonious, comfortable spaces for living. The styles featured here range from traditional bamboo stilt houses filled with simple charm to the most opulently decorated grand homes. One of the common denominators of all the tropical styles featured is how they blend seamlessly with the environment and attempt to create a harmonious balance between human needs and nature. However remote the location, all of the homes and interiors showcased are designed to respond and adapt to their natural settings--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2009, c2008
Branch Call Number: Arts 720.913 INV