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Batik Patterns
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Batik Patterns

By Pepin Press

Amsterdam: Pepin Press, 2002. Paperback. New. A collection of batik patterns in line drawings, but mainly in colour. The book also includes a CD where all the patterns are reproduced. 120 pages. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$26.76

Legend and Reality: Early Ceramics from South-East Asia
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Legend and Reality: Early Ceramics from South-East Asia

By Roxanna M Brown, Otto Karow, Peter W Meister & Hans Siegel

Cambridge, UK: Fitzwilliam Museum, 1978. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. An exhibition catalogue of ceramics from the Khmer Empire, that stretched across Cambodia and Thailand between the 11th and 15th centuries AD. The catalogue contains articles by all four contributors and is divided into sections devoted to Ban Chiang, Khmer and Thai Ceramics. 245 pages with 3 colour plates and 219 black and white plates. Weight 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minimal wear and the spine is not creased. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$37.92

The Art of Srivijaya
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The Art of Srivijaya

By M. C. Subhadradis Diskul (ed.)

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Oxford Univ Pr, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Although Srivijaya's past has mainly been resurrected by foreign scholars, the imprint of its culture in the language, arts and customs are still evident in the peoples of Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines and Thailand today. In this book, part of UNESCO's study of Malay and Southeast Asian cultures, an authoritative group of contributors review the significance of examples of art that has been discovered from the remnants of the empire. xiv and 68 pages. 102 illustrations with bibliographies for each country, a glossary and index. Weight 1.1kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere. Other than a small nick at the rear top edge, the dust jacket shows little signs of wear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.

$78.06

Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey
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Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey

By Zhuang Wubin

Singapore: NUS Press, 2016. Hardcover. New/new. The camera was originally introduced to Southeast Asia by Western residents and travellers keen to record for themselves and home audiences a world so different from their own. It was not long before the skills of taking and reproducing photographs, mainly for portraiture and post cards, was taken up by keen native entrepreneurs in the area. In this book the author traces these developments right up to the blossoming of photography as an art form in the 21st century. 522 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 1.5kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is may incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia

$33.46

Southeast Asian Ceramics: New Light on Old Pottery

By John N Miksic (ed)

Singapore: Didier Millet, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. New. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Southeast Asian Ceramics Society of Singapore, this book traces the ground breaking work of the society in promoting archaeological research into ceramics of the area. The book accompanied an exhibition marking the event and includes 175 colour plates of the exhibits on display. 175 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. 1.2 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia

$44.61

Museums of Southeast Asia
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Museums of Southeast Asia

By Iola Lenzi

Singapore: Archipelago Press (sg), 2004. First edition. Hardcover. As New. Lenzi, an arts journalist, has produced what is probably a unique guide to the region's principal museums with the principal purpose of enabling arts and historiam tourists to plan what to see and where. The book not only outlines the various collections, but also gives some information about their, sometimes complicated, histories. She includes contact information and, where relevant, something on the architecture of the buildings where the collections are housed. 204 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia

$26.76

Cultural Freedom in Asia
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Cultural Freedom in Asia

By Herbert Passin

Rutland, Vermont, USA: Tuttle Publishing, 1956. Second printing. Hardcover. Good. A collection of papers presented at a conference held in Rangoon, Burma in 1955 where representatives from academia, the law, religion and journalism gathered together to discuss how Asia would handle its new found freedom in the cultural sphere. 296 pages.Weight: 0.7.kg. The covers and first and last few pages have had mild insect attack and the cover is slightly chipped along some edges. The text block has heavy tanning but the rest of the book has mild tanning.The binding is tight.

$8.92

Krishen Jit An Uncommon Position
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Krishen Jit An Uncommon Position

By Krishen Jit

Singapore: Contemporary Asian Art Centre, 2003. Paperback. Very Good. Krishen Jit , an influential figure in the arts in South East Asia, introduces us to a collection of his essays and articles from the early 1970s until 2003. Topics include an analysis of contemporary theatre, multiculturalism, symbolic vision and much else. 248 pages with some colourful pictures, his life stages, a glossary, references and an index.Weight: 0.9.kg. Post free within Malaysia Dust jacket and cover has some shelfwear, the text block has some spots and a remainder mark

$44.61

A Collector\'s Guide to Antiques
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A Collector's Guide to Antiques

By Alexa Stace & Gwen Rigby (eds)

Lisse, The Netherlands: Rebo International, 2000. 2002 Reprint. Hardcover. As New/as new. New. A massive comprehensive guide to collecting almost anything that's durable and more than fifty years old. Although the book has as its main focus collectibles produced in the Western Hemisphere, Chinese and Japanese antiques are covered as well. 600 pages, amply illustrated with sections on Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Silver, Carpets & Textiles, Clocks & watches, Jewellery, Style Guide, Eastern Decorative Art, Art Noveau, Art Deco, Collectables. There is also a glossary and an index. Post free within Malaysia and to Singapore. The book weighs over 2kg, so please ask for a quotation for postage elsewhere.

$22.30