Architecture of Thailand

A Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Forms

Author: Nithi Sathāpitānon,Brian Mertens

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 981426086X

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Beginning with a history of Thailand and its cultural influences, this book describes and illustrates a range of structures, from Thai houses to elaborate temples to crematoriums.

Architecture of Thailand

a guide to traditional and contemporary forms

Author: Nithi Sathāpitānon,Brian Mertens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Historical Dictionary of Thailand

Author: Gerald W. Fry,Gayla S. Nieminen,Harold E. Smith

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081087525X

Category: History

Page: 710

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The Historical Dictionary of Thailand, Third Edition covers the history of Thailand through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Thailand.

Architecture since 1400

Author: Kathleen James-Chakraborty

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452941726

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

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The first global history of architecture to give equal attention to Western and non-Western structures and built landscapes, Architecture since 1400 is unprecedented in its range, approach, and insight. From Tenochtitlan’s Great Pyramid in Mexico City and the Duomo in Florence to Levittown’s suburban tract housing and the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, its coverage includes the world’s most celebrated structures and spaces along with many examples of more humble vernacular buildings. Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 photographs, plans, and interiors, this book presents key moments and innovations in architectural modernity around the globe. Deftly integrating architectural and social history, Kathleen James-Chakraborty pays particular attention to the motivations of client and architect in the design and construction of environments both sacred and secular: palaces and places of worship as well as such characteristically modern structures as the skyscraper, the department store, and the cinema. She also focuses on the role of patrons and addresses to an unparalleled degree the impact of women in commissioning, creating, and inhabiting the built environment, with Gertrude Jekyll, Lina Bo Bardi, and Zaha Hadid taking their place beside Brunelleschi, Sinan, and Le Corbusier. Making clear that visionary architecture has never been the exclusive domain of the West and recognizing the diversity of those responsible for commissioning, designing, and constructing buildings, Architecture since 1400 provides a sweeping, cross-cultural history of the built environment over six centuries.

Eco-Homes

People, Place and Politics

Author: Doctor Jenny Pickerill

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780325339

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

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It is widely understood that good, affordable eco-housing needs to be at the heart of any attempt to mitigate or adapt to climate change. This is the first book to comprehensively explore eco-housing from a geographical, social and political perspective. It starts from the premise that we already know how to build good eco-houses and we already have the technology to retrofit existing housing. Despite this, relatively few eco-houses are being built. Featuring over thirty case studies of eco-housing in Britain, Spain, Thailand, Argentina and the United States, Eco-Homes examines the ways in which radical changes to our houses – such as making them more temporary, using natural materials, or relying on manual heating and ventilation systems – require changes in how we live. As such, it argues, it is not lack of technology or political will that is holding us back from responding to climate change, but deep-rooted cultural and social understandings of our way of life and what we expect our houses to do for us.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Stilfragen

Author: Alois Riegl

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877730533

Category: History

Page: 346

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Thai Style

Author: William Warren,Luca Invernizzi,Gretchen Liu

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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A luminous celebration of Thailand's distinctive architecture, interiors and decorative arts.

Moderne Traditionen

Zeitgenössische Architektur in Indien

Author: Klaus-Peter Gast

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3764381957

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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In der Einleitung stellt das Buch die Entstehung der modernen Architektur in Indien seit der Unabhängigkeit 1947 dar. Der Hauptteil beschreibt die wichtigen Tendenzen in der zeitgenössischen indischen Architektur in thematischen Kapiteln, denen jeweils gebaute Beispiele zugeordnet sind. Neben der neuen jungen Generation von indischen Architekten findet auch die erste Generation nach der Unabhängigkeit Berücksichtigung.

Das große Buch der Baustile

die Epochen der abendländischen Architektur und die Baukunst der außereuropäischen Kulturkreise

Author: Herbert Pothorn,Christoph Hackelsberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783809421764

Category:

Page: 207

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Thailands Indochina Travel Guide

Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

Author: Heinz Duthel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734779421

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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THAILAND LAOS CAMBODIA VIETNAM THAILAND 2011 - 2015 Overview Among the reasons for the increase in tourism in the 1960s were the stable political atmosphere and the development of Bangkok as a crossroads of international air transportation. The hotel industry and retail industry both expanded rapidly due to tourist demand. It was also boosted by the presence of US soldiers who started to arrive in the 1960s for Rest and Recuperation (R&R) during the Vietnam war period. Coinciding, international mass tourism sharply increased during the same period due to the rising standard of living, more people acquiring more free time and due to improvements in technology making it possible to travel further, faster, cheaper and in greater numbers, epitomised by the Boeing 747 which first flew commercially in 1970. Thailand was one of the major players in Asia to capitalise on this then-new trend. Tourist numbers have grown from 336,000 foreign visitors and 54,000 R&R soldiers in 1967 to over 14 million international guests visiting Thailand in 2007. The average duration of their stay in 2007 was 9.19 days, generating an estimated 547,782 million Thai baht, around 11 billion Euro. In 2007, Thailand was the 18th most visited country in the World Tourism rankings with 14.5 million visitors. France, comparable to Thailand in land area and population, led the list with nearly 82 million foreign visitors. In 2008 Bangkok ranked 3rd behind London and New York in Euromonitor International's list of "Top City Destinations" with 10,209,900 visitors, Pattaya 23rd with 4,406,300 visitors, Phuket 31st with 3,344,700 visitors, and Chiang Mai ranked 78th place with 1,604,600 visitors.

Salz. Fett. Säure. Hitze

Die vier Elemente guten Kochens.

Author: Samin Nosrat

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142829

Category: Cooking

Page: 472

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Samin Nosrat verdichtet ihre reiche Erfahrung als Köchin und Kochlehrerin zu einem so einfachen wie revolutionären Ansatz. Es geht dabei um die vier zentralen Grundlagen guten Kochens: Salz, Fett, Säure und Hitze. Salz – das die Aromen vertieft. Fett – das sie trägt und attraktive Konsistenzen ermöglicht. Säure – die alle Aromen ausbalanciert. Und Hitze – die die Konsistenz eines Gerichts letztendlich bestimmt. Wer mit diesen vier Elementen souverän umgeht, kann exzellent kochen, ohne sich an Rezepte klammern zu müssen. Voller profundem Wissen, aber mit leichter Hand und gewinnendem Ton führt Nosrat in alle theoretischen und praktischen Aspekte guten Kochens ein, vermittelt Grundlagen und Küchenchemie und verrät jede Menge inspirierender Tipps und Tricks. In über 100 unkomplizierten Rezepten wird das Wissen vertieft und erprobt: frische Salate, perfekt gewürzte Saucen, intensiv schmeckende Gemüsegerichte, die besten Pastas, 13 Huhn-Varianten, zartes Fleisch, köstliche Kuchen und Desserts. Samin Nosrats Rezepte ermuntern zum Ausprobieren und zum Improvisieren. Angereichert mit appetitanregenden Illustrationen und informativen Grafiken ist dieses Buch ein unverzichtbarer Küchenkompass, der Anfänger genauso glücklich macht wie geübte Köche.

Rig-Veda

Author: Hermann Grassmann

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5879498484

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Rig-Veda. Theil 2. Sammelb?cher Des Rig-Veda (1., 9.-10. Buch). ?bersetzt und mit kritischen und erl?uternden anmerkungen versehen von Hermann Grassmann.