Thai Taxi Talismans: Bangkok from the Passenger Seat Paperback / softback
Strings of beads and amulets hang from rear-view mirrors, swaying as the driver negotiates his taxi through Bangkok's chaotic streets.
Statuettes of Buddha glued to dashboards sit patiently beside flower garlands and beribboned objects.
Buddhist ritual patterns adorn the ceilings, and photos of monks are everywhere.
Dale Konstanz, artist, freelance designer, illustrator, and academic has spent over three years documenting the interiors of Bangkok taxis, photographing the iconography and asking what it means to the drivers.
In this book he recollects and ruminates about these mini-altars, photographs the myriad of talismans, sacred objects and icons and documents the various explanations and beliefs of the Bangkok cabby.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 159 pages, 252 col
- Publisher: River Books
- Publication Date: 01/05/2011
- Category: Cultural studies
- ISBN: 9786167339085