No longer is Chinese style considered traditional. In this rapidly-changing nation, the pioneering spirit of a new China manifests itself in cutting-edge design and architecture. An insatiable appetite for creative new directions is leading designers to infuse their work with a fresh vision rooted in Chinese culture but totally of the moment. The traditional aesthetic values of elegance, subtlety and proportion and a deep-rooted sense of China's ancient culture and art are still evident-but modern materials and techniques now form the cornerstones of new design movements."China Living" looks at the full array of architecture and interiors, from high-rises to artistic retreats in former industrial buildings to refurbished courtyard homes-the array of lifestyle and design options in China is as varied as the country itself. From Beijing's creative formalism to Shanghai's energetic glamour and Hong Kong's latest technological and cultural fusion - all of the homes in this book exemplify different facets of an emerging identity that is uniquely Chinese and yet has global appeal.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 238.76 x 309.88 x 30.48mm | 1,632.93g
- 30 Nov 2007
- Tuttle Publishing
- Boston, United States
"This elegant guide to the architectural fusion of modern and traditional aesthetics in Chinese home design is gorgeously laid out and will appeal to both the practiced and novice eye."--"Publishers Weekly"
About Sharon Leece
Author Sharon Leece is a writer and editor based in Hong Kong and China. Formerly Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration Hong Kong, she helped launch ELLE Decoration China and continues to contribute to both magazines. Photographer A. Chester Ong, born in the Philippines and currently based in Hong Kong, has photographed widely throughout Asia, and his work has appeared in magazines and exhibitions as well as books.