Bali Modern: The Art Of Tropical Living by Gianni FrancioneBali Modern: The Art Of Tropical Living by Gianni Francione

Bali Modern: The Art Of Tropical Living

byGianni Francione, Luca Invernizzi TettoniPhotographed byLuca Invernizzi Tettoni

Hardcover | October 1, 1999

Pricing and Purchase Info

$35.55 online 
$39.95 list price save 11%
Earn 178 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Blending modern, chic designs with traditional sensibilities, the architecture and decor of Bali is the gold standard for tropical living. A thatched Balinese bale', overlooking a panorama of rice fields and open to the evening breeze, or a courtyard that combines temple carving with relaxing, recreational lounging space are enduring features of a distinctive Bali-style". Shimmering pavilions, open verandahs, living rooms that invite the outside landscaping in-all are part of the Balinese tropical living experience.This book focuses on these timeless features and shows the new and exciting ways in which they are being interpreted. All the contemporary villas, resort bungalows, shops, restaurants and other buildings in the book, most never photographed before are new additions to the Bali scene. Each is unique, and, most importantly, characterized by a distinctly modern feel. Cleaner lines, more imaginative use of space, sharp angles, and the use of stone, concrete and ceramic roof tiles, are increasingly visible along with the coconut wood, teak and thatching.Stunning color photographs depict the residences set within their natural landscapes; architectural details; and a stunning array of individual interiors. Meticulous text compiled by an expert in tropical design relates the various stages of the development of this new, international style, and complements the fascinating array of interiors featured."
Gianni Francione is an architect from Turin, North Italy, who has lived in Bali for over 20 years. He is inspired by tribal art and the vernacular architectural tradition of Indonesia and has designed countless tropical homes.
Title:Bali Modern: The Art Of Tropical LivingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.76 inPublished:October 1, 1999Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9625934669

ISBN - 13:9789625934662

Look for similar items by category:


From Our Editors

Over the past several years, Balinese architecture and interior design have undergone a significant transformation. Gianni Francione and photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni have created a wonderful volume with 100 colour photographs and 20 line drawings. You’ll read about and observe clean lines, innovative layouts and modern materials as well as more traditional details including coconut wood, teak and thatching. Bali Modern: Contemporary Architecture and Interiors is a handsome work that is as relevant as it is beautiful.