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Burmese Design and Architecture Hardcover – 31 Mar 2001


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (31 Mar 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9625938826
  • ISBN-13: 978-9625938820
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 2.5 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,723,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Burmese tradition of architecture, art and design is ancient, diverse and wonderfully rich. A reflection of a civilization unbreached by European powers for 3000 years and influenced by China to the north and India to the West, Burmese design is interwoven with spiritual, religious and political messages. It is only now that this tradition is coming to be appreciated by Western students of architecture and design. This text aims to deepen and enhance that appreciation, capturing the entire span of Burmese design, from arts and crafts to architecture, from the monumental pagodas of Bagan to the architectural heritage of contemporary Rangoon. Covering both religious and secular design, this book offers expert insights provided by leading archaeological experts in this field.

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By thura on 30 Nov 2012
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This book is excellent. Although, not a great deal on traditional house designs or anything but still very inspirational for house designs.
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A Perfect Balance 28 Aug 2002
By schiff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Burmese Design and Architecture by Johni. Falconer, et al, offers a perfect balance between excellent photography and enlighting commentary, which together bring alive the splendor of Burmese, Mon, Arakan and other architectural styles.
Certainly a recommended book for the Southeast-Asia enthusiast!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Very interesting but not representative 3 July 2008
By R. Maung - Published on Amazon.com
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I think it's a very interesting book, architecturally. But as a Burmese person myself, I don't recognize most of the architecture as being from Burma. I think they are definitely Burmese influenced but I wonder who in Burma can really afford to have that built, and most rich people in Burma don't really live in those kinds of homes. In any case, I am sure there are some that do and then, those that aren't in Burma, I think it's great they use the Burmese elements in their buildings.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Burmese: Design and Architecture 24 Sep 2007
By Roland Behny - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
We are going to Burma in a few months so we are interested in all things Burmese. The book is gorgeous and well done. I gave a copy to our neighbor a retired Burmese Doctor...she loved it...the book is well done..well organized...and the pictures are excellent. It is a paper back. Now if they just had Democracy in Burma (Myanmar) instead of the present military dictatorship, the world would be better place.
Burmese Design and Architecture 22 Sep 2014
By K. Lipio - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
After having purchased the book on Thai houses and architecture, I wanted to see and compare the difference of house structure to the ones from Thailand and there is quiet a difference. These houses have a nice blend of Eur-Asian look to some of it, and others are typical homes of the Burmese people for many years. IF you like the exotic look to a nice home, then this book is for you to look into and read up on.
excellent text but Kindle version of Luca Tettoni's superb photographs are very poor 16 Jan 2014
By Donald Young - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The Kindle version of this book is a big disappointment and I cannot recommend anyone buy this until a new version with improved photographs is released. I own the original hardcover edition and wanted a Kindle copy for convenience as a reference. The photographs in the Kindle edition look like they were scanned on a cheap scanner and don't own any of the clarity and visual impact of Luca Invernizzi Tettoni's images in the print version. I gave the book 2 stars because the text is still excellent.
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