2015 · New York
by Barron, Errol, Francois Halard, Leon Krier and Purisa Nimmanahaeminda
New York: Rizzoli, 2015. Hardcover. VG/VG (in excellent condition, almost as new). Navy cloth boards with embossed lettering, blue pictorial dust jacket with white lettering, 223 pp., color illustrations throughout. "This beautifully photographed volume showcases the Thai houses of renowned architect Ong-ard Satrabhandhu. Recognized for his masterful use of ancient architectural elements and age-old materials, Ong-ard has focsed his search for the authentic in the vernacular but sophisticated works found in such diverse places as Italy and China, Nepal and India. The architect's unique style refelects northern Thai, or Lanna, influences in a pared down way. The result is a form of minimalism, while keeping a firm footing in classical Chinese architecture, traditional dwellings, and their Western counterparts. Ong-ard's concept of simplicity and repetition - focused on discovery, not invention - is the hallmark of his designs. Master photgrapher Francois Halard documented Ong-ard's most striking architectural works especially for this book." - dust jacket description.
(Inventory #: 181145)