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Architecture of Thailand : a guide to traditional and contemporary forms

Author: Nithi Sathāpitānon; Brian Mertens
Publisher: Singapore Editions Didier Millet, 2012. ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with a history of the country and its cultural influences, this book describes and illustrates a range of structures, from Thai houses to elaborate temples and even crematoriums. It concludes with a look at contemporary Thai architecture and how traditional architecture practices have been adapted to suit modern needs.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nithi Sathāpitānon; Brian Mertens
ISBN: 9789814260862 981426086X
OCLC Number: 859192415
Description: 256 pages : colour illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm.
Contents: An architecture of layers --
Thai houses --
House elements --
Religious architecture --
The grand palace --
Temple and palace elements --
temple and palace ornament --
Immigrant and foreign-influenced architecture --
Thai architectural forms today.
Responsibility: Nithi Sthapitanonda, Brian Mertens.

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Beginning with a history of the country and its cultural influences, this book describes and illustrates a range of structures, from Thai houses to elaborate temples and even crematoriums. It concludes with a look at contemporary Thai architecture and how traditional architecture practices have been adapted to suit modern needs.

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