The influence of traditional Asian design is far-reaching, and today, contemporary Asian interior designers and architects have developed a new kind of modernism that references the appropriate elements of their own traditions. "The New East" is the first comprehensive volume to present this ongoing style revolution and is sure to inspire anyone looking to add harmony and sensuality to their homes. Rich photographs brilliantly showcase Asian designs for living. Here you'll find everything you need to know about combining Western design motifs with Eastern traditional elements, such as the Japanese sliding screens; creating harmonious balance between the indoor and the outdoor space; and selecting specific materials that make up the traditional design form in Asia, such as bamboo and stone. This book teaches how to adapt to the Asian design philosophy of reducing a space to its core essentials and thus creating a natural and simple minimalist look, ultimately adding a sense of serenity and tranquility to your space.Freeman, Michael A. is the author of 'New East Design and Style in Asia', published 2007 under ISBN 9780847829149 and ISBN 0847829146.