Modern Thai House

Author: Robert Powell
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462910297
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With rich photography and insightful commentary, this Thai architecture and interior design book showcases some of the finest modern masterpieces in Southeast Asia. A tremendous body of sophisticated and sensitively designed architectural work has been produced in Thailand in the first decade of the 21st century. The 25 houses in The Modern Thai House illustrate the radical new ideas coming from a dynamic younger generation of architects who are producing work comparable with and sometimes even surpassing the very best architecture in the world. Most of these architects were trained in the U.S. or U.K. and reflect not only American and European sensibilities but also affinities with their contemporaries in Asia —including Japan, China, Singapore, and Bali—all hotbeds for innovation in modern design. The houses in this book are readily accessible from Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiangmai. They reflect a wide variety of concerns and solutions, such as: sustainability; responses to climate; strategies for cooling with minimal electricity; openness versus security in a large metropolis such as Bangkok; cultural sensitivity and responsiveness, as evidenced in a "three-generation house," built for a society in which the extended family is still prevalent; and cultural memory, as in the use of elements such as pilings, verandahs, and steeply pitched roofs with large overhangs that echo traditional Thai designs. Nurtured by an increasingly knowledgeable and wealthy clientele, modern architecture in Thailand is emerging with a variety of innovative architectural expressions.

The New Thai House

Author: Robert Powell
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Village Life In Modern Thailand

Author: John E. deYoung
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ISBN: 0520325966
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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1955.

Labor Law And Practice In Thailand

Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Vernacular Heritage And Earthen Architecture

Author: Mariana Correia
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482229099
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In a continuously changing world, there has been a growing interest in the protection of vernacular heritage and earthen architecture. The need to protect and enhance this fragile heritage via intelligent responses to threats from nature and the environment has become evident.Historically, vernacular heritage research focussed on philosophical aspe

Thailand

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Modern Thailand

Author: Robert Slagter
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
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One of a series of short books, each one on a different country, that provide much-needed cross-cultural and global material for instructors to use to supplement their introductory sociology text, as well as courses in social stratification, comparative societies, comparative politics, comparative economics and other courses that are enriched by a global perspective. The opening chapter establishes historical and cultural context, while subsequent chapters focus on the basic institutions, social stratification, social problems and social change. The chapter organization is typical of a standard introductory sociology text making it easy to use in any class.

The S E A Write Anthology Of Thai Short Stories And Poems

Author: Nitaya Masavisut
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This anthology presents the selected works of eleven contemporary Thai writers who have won prizes in various categories in the prestigious Southeast Asian Writers Award, known as the S.E.A. Write. Since the first annual S.E.A. Write competition in 1979, six novels, six short story collections, and five poetry collections have been awarded the prize in Thailand. A sampling of the short stories and poetry have been gathered together in this volume. All are by well-known writers, two of whom have recently been named National Artists in Literature.

Architecture Of Thailand

Author: Nithi Sthapitanond
Editor: Editions Didier Millet
ISBN: 981426086X
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Packed with hundreds of glorious full-colour photographs, this book focuses on the multitude of elements and forms that go into Thai architecture - its agrarian roots, its religion and monarchy, its rich mix of foreign influences. Lively text introduces readers the whole range of Thailand's architecture - from the humble but charming field hut woven of bamboo to the splendid teak mansion built high on stilts, and from the country's magnificent temples to the vast differences in regional styles. It also explores how traditional Thai architecture has been adapted to suit contemporary aesthetics and usage.

Architects 49

Author: Architects 49 (Firm)
Editor: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781875498819
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Based in Thailand, Architects 49 has always sought to create modern Thai houses, mindful of the country's particular traditions but also of today's lifestyle requirements. This has not necessarily been easy as traditional Thai houses are strong wooden st

A Brief History Of L N N

Author: Hans Penth
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Presently part of northern Thailand.

Thai Traditional Crafts

Author: Wibūn Līsuwan
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The Spirit Houses Of Thailand

Author: Peter Reichart
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Genders Sexualities In Modern Thailand

Author: Peter A. Jackson
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Many foreign observers of the "Land of Smiles" are familiar with a narrow range of gender relations and sexual practices in Thailand, from the fanciful portrayal of 19th-century harem life in The King and I, to recent media coverage of sex tourism and AIDS. Yet serious study of patterns of sexuality, femininity, and masculinity in Thailand is relatively new. This book is a rare collection by scholars from around the world and across social disciplines who are tackling these issues. The essays urge the reader to look beyond fantasies of Thailand as an "oriental sexual paradise" or "land of sexploitation" to historical and contemporary forms of gender and eroticism. Studies of the changing opinions and practices among villagers and urbanites, the creative expressions of novelists and aristocrats, and the concerns of early women's magazines and recent AIDS-prevention campaigns, reveal the extraordinary diversity of debates about gender and sexual issues in 20th-century Thailand. Avoiding simplistic approaches to gender studies and sexuality research, the authors discuss how interpretations of gender roles, marriage, and intimate relationships differ between men and women; cultural regions; Thai and immigrant Chinese communities; and heterosexually and homosexually active groups--as well as between residents of Thailand and their foreign observers. By questioning accounts of Thailand as a place where gender is fluid and sexuality is free, the book unravels the complex processes by which Thai men and women understand themselves, appealing to both general readers and scholars of Thai society. Peter A. Jackson is fellow in Southeast Asian history at Australian National University. Nerida M. Cook is lecturer in sociology at the University of Tasmania.

Modern Thai Literature

Author: Herbert P. Phillips
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The Thai House

Author: Rưthai Čhaičhongrak
Editor: Weatherhill, Incorporated
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The construction of wooden houses raised on stilts, which help to escape floods and pests, is a phenomenon found across Southeast Asia. Over many centuries each country has developed its own unique tradition. Thailand is no exception and, indeed, each of the country's four main regions has developed its own distinctive style, making the wooden houses of Thailand among the most widely diverse and beautiful examples of Southeast Asian architecture. The Thai House not only traces the history of these versatile buildings, but also explains the stages in their construction, the beliefs that underlie the positioning of every architectural element, and the complex ceremonies celebrating their construction. Beautiful photographs and authoritative texts celebrate a wide variety of Thai houses.

Journal Of The Malaysian Branch Of The Royal Asiatic Society

Author: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Malaysian Branch
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