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Living in Asia. 40th Ed.

30Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: August 30, 2024
On this journey through Asian living spaces, the local architectural traditions, colonial heritage, and modern design blend into a shimmering panorama of extraordinary interiors and the Asian way of life. Breathtaking abodes in Tibet, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia are presented.
Hardcover6.1 x 8.5 in.2.31 lb480 pages

“A sense of great familiarity permeates all the images, however exotic they may be: Asia has never been so close.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

"The essential character of Asian life."

Harper's Bazaar
Living in Asia. 40th Ed.

Living in Asia. 40th Ed.


Rising-Sun Retreats

The most exceptional abodes in Asia

Zen, soothing, mystical, meditative—words cannot do justice to Asia’s most beautiful interiors. Whether it’s a gilded Tibetan monastery, a plantation in Sri Lanka, or a private villa in Thailand, each of the havens featured in this book are remarkable not only in aesthetic, but also in spirit.

This showcase features about 40 exceptional locations across Tibet, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Highlights include traditional Burmese stilt houses; the breathtaking Shiv Niwas Palace in India, visited by James Bond in Octopussy; Cambodian temples; a rice barge-turned houseboat in Thailand; the “Blue Mansion”, an magnificient, indigo-painted courtyard house featured in the film Indochine; a breathtaking garden designed by Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa; and many, many more.
The photographer

Swiss photographer Reto Guntli, based in Zurich, regularly travels the world shooting for international magazines. He has published numerous books and contributed to such TASCHEN publications as Inside Asia, Living in Japan, Living in Bali, and Great Escapes Asia.

The author

Sunil Sethi is a leading journalist, newspaper columnist, and television anchor based in India. His writings have appeared in a variety of publications around the world. 

The editor

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.

Living in Asia. 40th Ed.
Hardcover15.6 x 21.7 cm1.05 kg480 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-9923-8

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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