The House On The Klong: Jim Thompson by William WarrenThe House On The Klong: Jim Thompson by William Warren

The House On The Klong: Jim Thompson

byWilliam WarrenPhotographed byLuca Invernizzi Tettoni

Hardcover | February 7, 2015

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The polished wood panels of a group of Thai style teak houses, facing the slow-moving waters of the Klong Maha Nag, shine brilliantly in the high-noon sun. Here was the home of Jim Thompson, the legendary American businessman who developed a thriving silk business in the years before he went missing in the jungles of the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia-a man whose flair for the tasteful and graceful led him to build a house in which objects of great value and beauty can still be seen displayed in appropriate surroundings. The collection includes a large number of pieces ranging from stone sculptures from the Khmer and Sukhothai periods to Chinese blue-and-white ceramics and the five-colored bencharong; to paintings in various media, some dating from the Ayutthaya period, some painted in the last decades. Other valuable objects include a selection of bronze pieces, some of which date back to the pre-Angkor period, gold votive plaques, and wooden sculptures. This book reviews the early years when Thompson was building his business and looking for a location for his new house; the reader is then introduced to the house and garden; and finally the art objects in the Jim Thompson collection are described in more detail.
Title:The House On The Klong: Jim ThompsonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:12 pages, 11.28 × 10.19 × 0.67 inPublished:February 7, 2015Publisher:Didier Millet,CsiLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9814385891

ISBN - 13:9789814385893

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