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Jim Thompson: The House on the Klong Jean Michel Beurdeley

Jim Thompson: The House on the Klong

Jean Michel Beurdeley

Published July 5th 2007
ISBN : 9789813018686
Hardcover
112 pages
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 About the Book 

Jim Thompson was a businessman, an architect, an entrepreneur and a spy. Serving in the OSS during World War II, Thompson became a pioneer in the Thai silk trade. When he mysteriously disappeared in 1967, he left behind a Thai-style polished teak house that he had designed, built and decorated. Today that house stands as a small but world class museum, home to an extraordinary collection that includes stone sculptures from the Khmer and Sukhothai periods, Chinese blue-and-white ceramics and five-colored bencharong, among other treasures.