Indonesia : Design and Culture
by Bryan Whitney (Photographer), Clifford A. Pearson
Hardcover: 272 pages
17 000 islands and over 200 million people Indonesia presents a challenge to our understanding. Its traditions and cultures have given rise to unique forms of art and design from wood carving to batik fabric dyeing. Indonesia: Design and Culture focuses on Javanese, Balinese, and Sumatran decorative and design styles. Beautiful colour pictures document houses old and new ,their furnishings and decoration.
We look into the world of Dutch colonial styles and traditional Balinese wood structures and pavilions as well as the fantastic crowned rooftops of Sumatra's Minangkabau people. Important cultural and historic sites like the Buddhist and Hindu temples of Borobudur and Prambanan are featured as well as there being eighteen photo essays showing elements of daily life throughout the Indonesian archipelago: wayang kulit shadow puppets, wood carvings, rice fields, and daily food markets.
An essential and readable resource on Indonesian culture and design.
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