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Growing Bromeliads
Growing Bromeliads
Bromeliad Society of Australia
Barry E. Williams (Editor)
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Format: Paperback, 2nd ed., 112pp.
ISBN: 0743204492
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub. Date: December 2000
Barnes & Noble Sales Rank: 84,067

Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines

Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines
Elizabeth Reyesa and Andrew Chester Ong (Photographer)
Our Price: $36.00

Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design andaesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of its own. The result? The exquisite homes in the Philippines, a perfect balance of form and functionality. Tropical Living explores this dynamic experiment with breathtaking photography and a fascinating text.

Tropical Living examines diverse residential design styles in both the city and in the countryside, in mountains and at the sea. From a classic old-world penthouse in the Malate area to an Asian-fusion villa on Batangas Bay, over thirty private homes are showcased and captured in color photographs taken by noted photographer, Andrew Chester Ong. Featuring an introduction by anthropology professor, Fernando Nakpil Zialcita, this book is a feast for lovers of Southeast Asia and anyone interested in design concepts from this fascinating and under-represented corner of the world.

Author Biography: Elizabeth Reyes studied journalism and is both a travel and feature writer for magazines and the tourism department of the Philippines. She is the author of many books including Tagaytay: Town on the Ride, The Philippines: A Journey Through the Archipelago, Filipino Style, and The Food of the Philippines.

Andrew Chester Ong was born and raised in the Philippines and is currently based in Hong Kong.

Bamboo Style
Bamboo Style
Gale Beth Goldberg Foreword by Linda Garland
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The good news about bamboo is that it's upscale and sophisticated. The really good news is that it has a sustainable harvest that renews every five years. Using it is not only good for the earth, it's good for your image.

Gale Beth Goldberg, AIA, received her master's in architecture at MIT and has been a practicing architect for twenty years. She has participated in international conferences on bamboo, published articles, and presented at seminars and workshops.

Bamboo isn't just for Asia anymore. Author Gale Goldberg shows us how to creatively bring bamboo home, teaching us how to live with it indoors and outdoors - even how to grow your own bamboo. Every room of the house can be decorated or accented with beautiful, sensual bamboo furniture, flooring, wall covering, ceiling material, and accessories." Linda Garland

Bamboo Baskets: Japanese Art and Culture Interwoven with the Beauty of Ikebana
Bamboo Baskets: Japanese Art and Culture Interwoven with the Beauty of Ikebana
Maggie Oster and Mark Seelen
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Shows the art & craft of the bamboo basket & its companion arts — Ikebana (flower arranging) & the tea ceremony. Since World War II, there has been limited access to information about Japanese bamboo baskets. Discusses the Japanese philosophy of art & traces it as related to bamboo as a raw material, to Ikebana, to the tea ceremony, & to the tokonoma, an alcove in traditional Japanese rooms where flower arrangements are displayed. Discusses selection & preparation of raw bamboo; basket styles, shapes & wrapping techniques; & where to obtain fine baskets & how to care for them. Introduction by Marilyn Marinaccio.

Ultimate Rose
Ultimate Rose
American Rose Society Beth Smiley (Editor) Ray Rogers (Editor)
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The American Rose Society's guide to the most beloved flower
This book is a celebration of the world's favorite flower, illustrating every class of rose from ancient times to the present day. Hundreds of photographs present the kaleidoscope of colors and shapes found in the world of roses, including both old-fashioned and modern, with several examples illustrated on every spread. Brief but useful text accompanies each image to make this book a learning tool for those who may be new to roses, as well as long-time fans who'd like to discover new tidbits.

The American Rose Society is among the world's largest specialized plant societies, including approximately 25,000 members. It serves as the international registrar for all classes of rose as well as a nationwide base of support for over 400 local rose societies. Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Gardens of the American Rose Center is the nation's largest park dedicated to roses. Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is a nonoprofit educational organization devoted to the culture and appreciation of America's national flower -- and the world's most beloved.

Bamboo World: The Growing and Use of Clumping Bamboos
Bamboo World: The Growing and Use of Clumping Bamboos
Victor Cusack and Deirdre Stewart (Photographer)
Our Price: $36.00

'Each year during the shoot season, we stand spellbound in our beautiful botanical garden, gazing in awe at the newly emerging shoots of tropical giant bamboos. They thrust the earth aside in great clods as they heave their mighty bulk from beneath the earth.'

The object of this book is to communicate a wealth of knowledge, both scientific and practical, to those with little knowledge of the fabulous clumping bamboos of the world. Few people seem to be aware of the existence of these clumping bamboos. Their experience and attitudes have been soured by the invasive running bamboos.

The Western world is not yet taking clumping bamboos seriously. Most Asian countries treat this fastest growing, annually renewable resource with great reverence. Bamboo feeds them, houses them, graces and shades their environment. It is used to make their musical instruments, cooking and eating utensils, furniture, hunting weapons, and ceremonial artifacts. It even provides the reinforcement for their concrete. Bamboo provides their carrying and storage baskets, lamps and lampshades, ropes and strings, roof tiles and hats, and has hundreds of other practical and spiritual uses.

Bamboo World distils simple practical advice on using bamboo for a wealth of applications. It draws on both traditional village technology and modern scientific research, accumulated over the author's many years of travel, practice, research, growing, and association with village communities and scientists from many countries.

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