Julian Davison is the son of an architect and grew up in Singapore and Malaysia. He was educated in England and has a doctorate in social anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Dr Davison has edited several reference books and scholarly works relating to the region, including books on Balinese and Indonesian architecture. About the photographer: Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, a world-renowned photographer ,has over 50 books to his credit, including the International bestsellers Thai Style, The Tropical Garden and Arts and Crafts of Thailand (Thames & Hudson), as well as a number of books on spas and wellness, hotels, interior design, architecture and more. Luca was honoured with a knighthood in his native Italy but after a career as an archeologist spent his professional life in Asia. He died in Bangkok, his adopted city in 2013.