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eBook In the Oriental Style: A Sourcebook of Decoration and Design epub
  • ISBN: 0500235953
  • Author: etc.,Michael Freeman
  • Genre: Hobbies
  • Subcategory: Home Improvement & Design
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; First edition. edition (October 22, 1990)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • ePUB size: 1234 kb
  • FB2 size 1356 kb
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Michael Freeman, Sian Evans, Mimi Lipton.

Michael Freeman, Sian Evans, Mimi Lipton. This sumptuous book celebrates Eastern elegance as a decorative style and illustrates how it can be achieved in both the East and the West, from the refined craftsmanship of Thai textiles and ceramics to traditional statuary from Burma and the minimalist perfection of a Japanese apartment. Much of "In the Oriental Style" is devoted to innovative Western interiors which draw their inspiration from Oriental design and objects.

Celebrates Eastern elegance as a decorative style and illustrates how it can be achieved in both the East and the West, from the refined craftsmanship of Thai textiles and ceramics to traditional statuary from Burma and the minimalist perfection of a Japanese apartment. This book describes ornamental screens, lacquerware, basketry and furniture.

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In the Oriental Style, A Sourcebook of Decoration and Design, by Michael Freeman, Sian Evans and Mimi Lipton, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1990

In the Oriental Style, A Sourcebook of Decoration and Design, by Michael Freeman, Sian Evans and Mimi Lipton, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1990. The examples in the photos of simple plastered walls, exposed wood and other interior details work well with contemporary mud buildings. Indian Style by Suzanne Slesin and Stafford Cliff with photographs by David Brittain, Clarkson N. Potter, In. 1990.

Bursting with color photographs that depict both traditional Asian interiors as well as more subtle Oriental touches achieved through a few well-placed objects or furnishings, In the Oriental Style offers a wealth of design ideas for sophisticated decorators everywhere.

With Sian Evans and Mimi Lipton) In the Oriental Style: A Sourcebook of Decoration and Design, Little, Brown . Photographer) Michael J. Fay, Golf, As It Was in the Beginning: The Legendary British Open Courses, Universe (New York, NY), 2002.

With Sian Evans and Mimi Lipton) In the Oriental Style: A Sourcebook of Decoration and Design, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1990. The Photographer's Studio Manual, Amphoto (New York, NY), 1991. Portrait Photography, Lark Books (New York, NY), 2003. Digital Photography: Special Effects, Amphoto (New York, NY), 2003.

An illustrated celebration of the Oriental style of interior design, which discusses topics such as the refined craftsmanship of Thai textiles, the traditional statuary of Burma and the minimalism of Japanese interiors, with advice on how to integrate Eastern design into the home. First published in 1990.
Comments: (7)
Thoginn
A different view of home decor
Blackseeker
Great for ideas
Altad
I’ve got to say it: Look at the sub-title of this book – ‘A Source book of Decoration and Design’. It sure is!

The ‘Introduction’, pages 9-15, begins by describing how this book came into being by defining what ‘Oriental’ means. On page 9, “This book will identify what constitutes ‘Oriental’ style both traditional and contemporary, in a variety of indigenous settings, from the relatively well-known ones of China and Japan to the less accessible cultures of Korea, Thailand, Bali, and Tibet. It is important to stress that there is no single, definitive ‘Oriental’ style, but rather a wealth of diverse treatments and approaches… (which) range from the authentic imitation of traditional interiors to the exuberant, eclectic blending of arts and artifacts from a variety of sources. These diverse themes have been adopted or adapted by Europeans and Americans to create their own, highly personal interpretations of ‘Oriental’ style.”

This style includes Frank Lloyd Wright’s idea of organic architecture through his identification of Japan in the Arts and Crafts Movement. Following this were the wars with Japan and the Koreas, and then in dealing with countries like Singapore and Hong Kong. All of these ideas, places, and things have influenced how people define what is ‘Oriental’ and how they create it in their homes.

This 1990 hard-cover book has 224 semi-glossy pages, many of which have at least 1 color or black and white photo per page.

Of these ‘Oriental’ countries mentioned above, I have visited China, Japan, Thailand, Bali, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The last 4 – many times. Being in these countries has influenced my own ideas of ‘Oriental’ style.

The authors are Michael Freeman, Sian Evans, and Mimi Lipton. The lead author, Freeman, has a master’s degree in geology from Oxford, has done photography in major magazines, such as the Smithsonian, and he’s written several books.

This is a Bulfinch Book, Boston/ Thames and Hudson Ltd, London.

The ‘Contents’ breaks down more Japanese cultural elements. There are 5 main sections. Buy the book to see the gorgeous photos and read the sub-Sections.
Section 1: The Look of the Orient
Section 2: Traditional Living
Section 3: Oriental Styles East and West
Section 4: Furniture and Furnishings
Section 5: Decorative Detail

Following these are the:
1. Select Bibliography
2. Acknowledgements
3. Galleries and Supplies
4. Index

My husband was born in Japan, so as a nod to his place of birth, our home contains things that are either Japanese or a western-hybrid of it and other cultures mixed in, in places where we have traveled and lived. Look at the following pages to see some of the things that ended up in our home as a ‘variation on a theme’, in one way or other, of the following pages: 63-64, 88, 90, 95, 105, 114, 116, 123, 140, 148-149, 159, 164, 170, 188-189, and 199.

This is an outstanding book for anyone who wants to learn about ‘Oriental’ living, cut in with a hybrid-western interpretation. This book won’t remain on your bookshelf; it will end up on your coffee table to pick up, page through, and dream.

I would give this book 10 stars if I could!
Anayajurus
Studying this book made me appreciate the great job done by most editors of style and design source books. This particular book falls short of the standard set by Asian style gurus like Tan Hock Beng and Barbara Walker.
While this book is chock-a-block with professional photos of beautiful objets d'art and of sumptuous east-meets-western-interior-decorator homes, it comes off as an unsorted pile of images; the editorial vision never gets far beyond, "hey, y'all, check out this neat-lookin' stuff!"
One way the editor could have improved the flow of this book would have been to devote just one more pair of facing pages to each of the featured homes. Facing pages are used to some advantage to concentrate on one given home, but these photos sometimes seem disjointed together rather than harmonious. And far too much distance is put between the walls and the camera, so while the overall room can be studied, there is often a lack of up-close, detail shots.
Positive elements: the traditional Japanese interiors are gorgeous, and there are nice shots showing how objects can be grouped; there are lots of hints on how to work east and west together.
Negative elements: three categories of Oriental design and decoration as introduced in the preface are never referred to again; this could have been a way to organize the book! Reader is made to jump from a collection of ornate Chinese and Japanese armoirs (pages 104 - 105), to a variety of Asian bedroom interiors (pages 106 - 107), to 3 rooms of a contemporary Philippines residence (pages 108 - 109). ...it's annoyingly random. There are too many photos of antique shop displays (with overwhelming arrays of objects) with (get this) big price tags on the items, in plain view! If you love the cluttered look, this may not be objectionable, but if you want to see more actual examples of putting a design element to its best advantage, this book won't measure up. I found the examples of western homes using Asian artifacts to be odd, & even sometimes quite insensitive to the beauty of the pieces.
To be sure, there are some lovely photos in here, and many of the pieces (individual design elements) are quite nice. I don't doubt that the average reader will find something here to be inspired by. But there is a general lack of order and subtlty, and far too many inappropriate juxtapositions of images on the same page.
Dorizius
This book is described as a sourcebook and that's what it is. It is certainly not an overview of Oriental furniture since the emphasis is on display and design. It is, however, a great book for those who wish to blend in some Oriental furniture in their Western homes.
The title may be a bit misleading; the main part of the book concentrates on South-East Asian furniture and not so much on Japanese/Korean styles. Most of the furniture comes from Thailand, Burma and China.
For those, like me, who live in that part of the world that is OK. The antiques available in Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong are mostly, in the affordable categories, from these countries.
In particular, there is a wealth of Chinese old furniture on the market. And for those who think prices are a problem, forget it. We have picked up many cabinets from Chian around $ 750 and for similar amounts you go to a good furniture shop in BKK and have lovely pieces handmade for you from your own design ideas.
Even if you don't live here, but are here on a visit you can easily buy and have it shipped ( we have done it for friends on quite a few occassions). The shipping rates are quite OK and allow you still to pick up some pieces at good prices.
For amateurs like me, who simply wish to introduce some Asian elements in their homes this book is very valuable and gives many ideas, not in the least through the many photographs.
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