In the Spirit of Bali
The spiced aroma of frangipani, sweeping beaches, dramatic landscapes inhabited by beautiful people-these are the popular images of Bali, but the legendary island is also a magnet for celebrities, artists, and generations of intriguing eccentrics and intrepid explorers. Islands occupy a hallowed place in literature and mythology, and among islands Bali is the quintessence. Accepting the presence of the unseen spiritual universe is a hallmark of the islands attitude.
Bali is currently experiencing a boom, sparking concerns and debates about maintaining the balance of the islands ecosystem. In the Spirit of Bali explores the many facets of this mythical island, from its verdant topography, intricate colonial history, and deeply rooted traditions and rituals, to the recent in influx of hard-partying holiday-makers, holistic enlightenment seekers, bohemian expat artists, and new age entrepreneurs.
Featuring beautiful original photography by Isabella Ginanneschi, In the Spirit of Bali includes a comprehensive guide to hotels, resorts, villas, restaurants, temples, yoga retreats and holistic resources, sightseeing, and recreation.
- 160 pages
- 150 illustrations
- English language
- Released in June 2016
- W 7.63 x L 10.9 x D 0.86 in
- Hardcover with Jacket
- ISBN: 9781614285182
- 2.0 lb
About the Author
Isabella Ginanneschi began her career as an art director in Milan, where she collaborated on high-profile fashion campaigns for Vogue and other publications. Her talents led her to New York, where she worked for Barneys New York, Mademoiselle, and Details. Her editorials have also been featured in Elle Decoration, Architectural Digest, Robb Report, and InStyle. Her portfolio includes clients such as Calvin Klein, Diesel, John Hardy, and Cole Haan, and as an art director she has collaborated with the most renowned fashion photographers. Ginanneschis fine art photography is represented by Staley Wise Gallery. Her previous books include At Home in Bali and Bali: Sustainable Visions (Abbeville Press). She currently lives between New York and Bali.
A longtime resident of Bali, British-born Duncan Murray Kirk is an eco-conscious materials designer whose goal is to reconcile nature with technology and to promote sustainable design. He worked in the music and technology industries in the UK and in Australia before first visiting Bali in 1980, and the island became a catalyst for his creative endeavors. Kirk has produced eco-friendly accessories for fashion labels including Monsoon, Jigsaw, and Esprit, and he developed Meshglass, a stained-glass decor surfacing that combines traditional Balinese craftsmanship with digital design. Previously he wrote Bali: Sustainable Visions with photographer Isabella Ginanneschi.