Designing a book on Southeast Asian Art

Over at the Asian Art Museum blog I’ve written a post briefly outlining some of the issues involved in designing Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma, 1775-1950. I oversaw this project; the book was designed by Tag Savage of Wilsted & Taylor.

There are special issues for American designers when working with Southeast Asian subjects. This book demonstrates, I think, how they can be successfully addressed.


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  1. I know that difficulty to be so in Thailand, a proud culture. Often the closer the cultures appear to be [to westerners, for example], the more the people hold on to the differences.

  2. I love the article and the art! Just commented on it 🙂