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Asian Furniture: A Directory and Sourcebook
 
 
Author
Peter Moss, ed.
Publisher Thames & Hudson  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 12.5 x 11.4 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780500513781
Pages/Publication Date 308/2007
Daedalus Item Code 31435
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A career civil servant in Hong Kong who produced books on its history and heritage for the city's Government Information Services, Peter Moss concocts this superb visual reference on Asian furniture design through the centuries, illustrated with 451 color plates. Western-style furniture was a relatively late arrival in Asia, but colonial incursions and the exigencies of history conspired to bring about profound changes, and furniture design in Asia blossomed into a major decorative art. China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Tibet, and the Philippines each developed their own particular designs, from the stepped "staircase" chests of Honshu, Japan, to the gorgeous Qing Dynasty carved six-poster bed from northern China.
 
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