Bangkok

Bangkok Author Nancy Furstinger
ISBN-10 9781617845796
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher ABDO Publishing Company
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Discusses the city's government, economy, and history of Bangkok.

Bangkok

Bangkok Author William Warren
ISBN-10 9781861894441
Year 2004-09-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Reaktion Books
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William Warren’s Bangkok is an informal portrait of this most vibrant and perplexing of modern cities. Divided into two parts, the first is a selective history, showing how Bangkok has developed over the last 200 years, while the second explores the contemporary face of the city through a series of personal impressions. The author explains how the charms of Bangkok and its people outweigh the disadvantages of pollution, traffic and stifling heat. He also introduces celebrities, such as the early kings of Thailand’s present dynasty and Anna Leonowens, heroine of The King and I, as well as Jim Thompson, the US-born silk entrepreneur and art collector who mysteriously vanished in the jungles of Malaysia. Bangkok provides a much needed history of the city, but is also imbued with the warmth of Warren’s love affair with its frenetic way of life.

Bangkok

Bangkok Author Barry Bell
ISBN-10 1861891571
Year 2003
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Reaktion Books
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"Using direct observations of the surrounding landscape and the tangibel artifacts of the city, its topography, streets, temples and other stunning architectural monuments, Barry Bell carries out a progressive investigation into Bangkok's urban sensibility and its central mythologies - the more mysterious perceptual realms of allusion and illusion, arguably the real Bangkok, implicitly present within its deceptive exterior. In spite of the knowledge that, for many people, order seems alien to the city, the author searches for conceptual coherence. He strives to link the city's hectic urban sensibility to its more elusive and hidden character - the dream of Bangkok that is prompted by angelic allusions"--P. [2] of cover.

Bangkok Design

Bangkok Design Author Brian Mertens
ISBN-10 9812326006
Year 2007
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Marshall Cavendish
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Global design is being spiced up by fresh flavours from Bangkok. Today's young Thai designers create contemporary furniture and interior textiles that appeal to the most sophisticated international tastes, but using tropical Asian accents. The Thais' favourite ingredients are natural materials, fine craftsmanship and inspiration from local culture, which they mix using the kind of eclecticism that makes Thai cooking so delicious. This elegant book goes beyond conventional guides on interior design style to focus on the designers themselves, their philosophies, and how they interpret their unique culture in design. Bangkok DESIGN is the first book of its kind, exploring the acclaimed new furnishings from Thailand and the inspiration behind them. This book profiles 36 of the best Thai designers, showing how they translate their own culture and personal experiences into original products. This group explores a wide variety of styles - minimal, expressionist, modernist, neo-traditional, retro and pop - but each designer has an individual signature. The profiles include several studio artists whose work either has decorative characteristics or else comments on design-related issues like cultural identity and sustainability. This inspiring book, beautifully photographed by Robert McLeod and Lucidly written by award-winning author Brian Mertens, will appeal to interior designers, architects and collectors.

Bangkok

Bangkok Author Maryvelma O'Neil
ISBN-10 9780195342529
Year 2008-09-04
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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In this vibrant cultural history, Maryvelma O'Neil takes us on an engaging tour of Bangkok, revealing the rich ancient heritage of this fascinating city. The capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok stands out as a place of extraordinary allure. Beginning as a floating city in a lush tropical setting, known to foreigners as the "Venice of the East," its majestic Grand Palace and glittering Buddhist temples today compete with chimneystacks and a jungle of skyscrapers. O'Neil illuminates a city rich in art, history, royal ceremony, and tradition and she uncovers fascinating pockets of traditional indigenous life and places of intense beauty hidden in Bangkok's labyrinthine lanes and alleys.

Bangkok

Bangkok Author Marc Askew
ISBN-10 9781134659852
Year 2004-08-02
Pages 376
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Bangkok is one of Asia's most interesting, varied, controversial and challenging cities. It is a city of contradictions, both in its present and past. This unique book examines the development of the city from its earliest days as the seat of the Thai monarchy to its current position as an infamous contemporary metropolis. Adopting insights from anthropology, urban studies and human geography, this is a powerful account of the city and its dynamic spaces. Marc Askew examines the city's variety from the inner-city slums to the rural-urban fringe, and gives us a keen insight into the daily life of the city's inhabitants, be they middle-class suburbanites or sex workers.

Burnt Out In Bangkok

Burnt Out In Bangkok Author Tom Moon Mullins
ISBN-10 1465330143
Year 2008-03-17
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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“An old fashioned love story wih the main character being a retired cop from Jersey City, New Jersey and the other being a woman employed in the oldest profession in the world who will drive this urban cop, over the edge!” “Mullins Brings Out The Voyeruism in us all.” “Let Mullins Show You How Picking Up A beautiful sexy Thai Girl in Bangkok who will do anything for as little as Five bucks, is as easy as picking up a bunch of bannanas at the Pathmark in Jersey City” “U very hansom, where u come from, u buy me drink, u want long time or short time?” "These are usually the fi rst words out of the girls mouth as you enter a Bangkok Bar." “Beautiful Young Thai Girls perform sexual acts as if it’s a bodily function.” “Love, lust, liquor, heartache and vengeance are the main ingredients of this page turner!”