- ISBN 9780500514153
- 28.00 x 25.00 cm
- PLC (with jacket)
- 670 Illustrations, 670 in colour
- First published 2008
Here is the ultimate visual resource for the tropical lifestyle
An amazing richness of styles is presented by the celebrated photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni. Elegant stilt houses and traditional bamboo constructions are viewed with the same fine eye as the grandest homes and most opulently decorated palaces and temples – from spa to tropical and from colonial to vernacular, through examples of private homes, hotels and public buildings.
Ultimate Tropical focuses on the Asian tropics – Thailand, the Maldives, Vietnam, Burma, Laos, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Indonesia and Cambodia – exploring the fascinating effects of the movement of peoples on the evolution of local architectural styles in the different countries, and the ways in which they have been adapted to modern and contemporary building types of spectacular variety.
Luca Invernizzi Tettoni has spent nearly half his life in Asia. His groundbreaking publications, including The Arts of Thailand and, with William Warren, Arts and Crafts of Thailand, The Tropical Garden and Tropical Garden Plants, all published by Thames & Hudson, have enthralled Western and Asian audiences alike.