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Asian furniture : a directory and sourcebook

Author: Peter Moss
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Each of the eight countries covered in this book - China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Tibet and the Philippines - developed its own particular furniture designs, as unmistakably distinctive as its flag or anthem. Rather than simply succumbing to practical necessities, Asian designers created pieces of furniture as works of art. Today these diverse pieces are treasured by collectors worldwide, from
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Genre/Form: History
Bildband
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Moss
ISBN: 9780500513781 0500513783
OCLC Number: 154707243
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 307 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction --
India --
Indonesia --
Thailand --
China --
Tibet --
Philippines --
Korea --
Japan --
Woods --
Tools.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Moss.

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Covers western-style furniture as a decorative art in eight countries: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Tibet and the Philippines.  Read more...

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Gloriously photographed . This genre is at last given its due."

 
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