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    Thai Garden Style

    William Warren

    This Thai gardening book presents the finest luxury gardens of Thailand and is of enormous importance to the field of tropical gardening.Containing over 250 photographs by world-renowned Italian photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and authoritative text by gardening expert William Warren, Thai Garden Style is a unique book. Showcasing many of the finest contemporary Thai gardens in lavish color, it contains a wealth of botanical and other information. Some of the gardens are in private homes, others in top international hotels and resorts, and each is a fantastic portrayal of tropical luxury.Rich in detail and superbly photographed, Thai Garden Style will be of great interest to professional landscape architects and weekend gardening enthusiasts alike, as well as to anyone interested Thailand's extraordinary architecture and cultural heritage.

    Singapore: City of Gardens

    William Warren

    Although best known as a sprawling metropolis, most visitors to Singapore marvel at the greenness of it all.Wide boulevards shaded by venerable Rain Trees, interconnecting parks displaying a huge variety of tropical plants, roadside plantings in every shade of green, red and yellow, and great expanses of junglescape alongside the office skyscrapers and apartment blocks. It is truly a garden city, in all senses of the word.In this travel pictorial, the authors showcase many of the Lion City's green spaces, be they the Botanical Gardens and national parks, or plantings of bougainvillea tumbling down the crash–barriers on the super–highways. Orchard Road, the world–renowned Zoological Gardens, the ground–breaking Mandai Orchid Gardens, and many more, are portrayed, along with other lesser–known parks and private and hotel gardens.Sumptuous full–colour photographs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and texts by botanical expert William Warren literally take one down the garden path on a discovery tour of Singapore's cityscapes, landscapes, hardscapes and few remaining «wild–scapes.»

    Balinese Gardens

    William Warren

    This beautiful gardening book—full of lush photographs and insightful commentary—will surely give readers some new ideas for their home landscaping projects or Bali travel plans. Born of volcanic eruptions many eons ago, Bali is still in the throes of creation as man and nature continue to transform its landscapes. Balinese Gardens presents a unique portrait of the lush volcanic landscapes and gardens found on this magical isle—gardens which are further enhanced by traditional ornamental sculptures, tranquil ponds, fountains and sacred springs. Landscape gardener and author William Warren introduces Bali and examines the effect its landscapes have had upon notable visitors over the past century. Specialists in Balinese ecology and culture then provide a broad overview of the island's geography and plant life, including some fascinating insights into the role of nature in Balinese culture.The second part of Balinese Gardens explores Bali's finest contemporary gardens in private homes, resorts and restaurants around the island, detailing the wealth of plant life, design and decoration that thte island has to offer. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs by renowned photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, this book is a delight for anyone with an interest in tropical plants and landscape design as well as everyone who has been entranced by the natural beauty of this remarkable island. Topics of this book include: Gardens of Eden The Balinese Landscape Plants of Bali Traditional Gardens in Bali Contemporary Balinese Gardens Gardens in Sanur The Bali Hyatt Garden In Search of Ricefield Views Begawan Giri Estate And many more…

    Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Flowers

    William Warren

    Learn all about beautiful tropical flowers with this useful and portable reference book. This handy pocket guide introduces 55 plant species commonly found in the Tropics. Each exotic bloom is described in detail, its history of origination discussed and gardening tips are given. Illustrated with over 120 beautiful color photographs, this book contains a wealth of botanical details, as well as fascinating information on the cultural uses of flowers. A «must» for gardeners and non-gardeners alike Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.

    Thailand: The Golden Kingdom

    William Warren

    With colorful, vivid photography and insightful commentary, this pictorial and Thailand travel guide offers readers a glimpse at a dynamic country and its people. Thailand has many claims on the title «Golden Kingdom.» It is a country of shimmering wats, its monarchy is still deeply revered, and it exerts a magic all of its own. This travel book captures that magic with stunning photographs of all aspects of Thai life and makes an ideal souvenir for any visitor to the country. Included are sections on history and geography, as well as the cultural and religious heritage that is unique to Thailand. Sections on festivals and collectibles, and a portrayal of Thai–style art and architecture are full of detail. Thailand: The Golden Kingdom portrays both the Thai people and their beautiful home in a cornucopia of color and design.This volume is a stunning visual representation of all aspects of the Thai culture and life. Author and long-term resident William Warren, provides an insightful overview of the history and geography of the kingdom, as well as a detailed exploration of the rich tradition of Thai arts and crafts, religion and cultural events. Soaking up the sun on a beach, visiting a wat, partaking in one of the numerous festivals or browsing in the art and antique shops are all part of the essentially «Thai Experience» shared here.

    Asia's Legendary Hotels

    William Warren

    Featuring over 370 artful photographs and insightful commentary, this book is an exploration of the most magnificent and opulent hotels across the Asia-Pacific region.Asia, and its many splendid countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, prides itself on being a destination. It has a rich history, and a part of that history is the magnificent travel accommodations that sprang up to cater to the western traveler.Presented with more spectacular photos and rare archival images, Asia's Legendary Hotels features some of Asia's most significant luxury hotels, locals renowned for their monumental history and superb levels of service and luxury. No literary hotel nor colonial hotel is left out of the mix, from the Raffles Hotel in Singapore to the Ananda in the Himalayas. This book captures the romance of travel from days gone by, when the journey itself was as much of an adventure as the destination.Featured Asian hotels include: The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong The Taj Maal Palace and Tower, India Dwarika's Hotel, Nepal Grand Hotel, Sri Lanka The Strand, Myanmar The Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Cambodia Hotel Majestic, Vietnam Eastern and Oriental Hotel, Malaysia The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore And many more…