Immerse yourself in the richly textured life of ancient Asia. Select from over 400 windows into the timeless beauty and style of traditional ways of living. Each image perfectly captures a moment of everyday life that can inspire you today. Photographed by Author and Wired-magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly during his travels throughout Asia.
* About Asia Grace *
Asia Grace is a showcase for the textures and traditions of Asia. Volume 1 features all the photographs that appeared in the book Asia Grace, which I photographed, designed, and produced. This oversized coffee-table book was published by Taschen in 2002. Only 30,000 copies were printed, and all have been sold, so the only way to buy the book today is as a used copy. Reasonably-priced copies can be found on Amazon. There is unlikely to be a second edition.
I first went to Asia to photograph about 1972. The images in this app were primarily taken by me during the next eight years in 1970s. Some were taken in the mid 1980s and late 1990s. The following countries are represented: Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, China, [Tibet], Korea, and Japan. In general my travels progressed from east to west, starting in Taiwan and ending up in Iran.
This gallery took thirty years to produce. Only now has the technology caught up with my imagination and I can show as brilliantly as I dreamed I could. Enjoy!
* About Kevin Kelly *
Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor from its inception until 1999. He has just finished a book for Viking/Penguin called "What Technology Wants," published October 18, 2010. He is also editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets half a million unique visitors per month. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers' Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He authored the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control.
* Reviews of the print edition of Asia Grace *
Without sentiment, Asia Grace places you into a world that we don't understand, don't want to leave, and will never see the same again. -- Paul Hawken, Natural Capitalism
A breathtaking collection of images. -- Chris Mitchell, Travel Happy
Asia Grace is one of my favorite books. -- Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing