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With rich, detailed photographs and insightful commentary, this Chinese interior design book will provide you with plenty of fresh and colorful decorating ideas.
China, long dormant in the world of design and residential architecture, has recently burst onto the world stage. Like everything else in China today, contemporary Chinese design combines elegant and deep-seated traditions with the exploratory ideas of a younger generation of designers.
From revitalized hutongs in Beijing and lane houses in Shanghai to shiny new villas in Pudong and sleek urban apartments in Hong Kong, the best modern Chinese interior design blends the legacy of the past with a fresh appetite for the new. China Home explores this burgeoning phenomenon with images taken in more than 100 gorgeous homes, and will become an indispensable source book for everyone looking for ideas to create and re-work their living space.
Design topics include:
Designing the Contemporary Chinese Home
Entrances and Living Spaces
Dining Rooms, Kitchens and Studies
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Furnishings and Accents
Courtyards, Gardens and Terraces
Michael Freeman was born in England in 1945, studied at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and began a full-time photographic career in 1973. He has photographed extensively in Asia, both for magazines such as the Smithsonian, GEO and Conde Nast Traveler, and for numerous books. Among these are Japan Modern, Things Thai, Things Japanese, Ancient Capitals of Thailand, The Spirit of Asia and several titles on Angkor Wat. Other works include books on Frank Lloyd Wright, the Shakers, Adobe and 20th century American architecture.