At Home in Greece

At Home in Greece

by Julia Klimi
     
 

An inspirational collection of homes, from the one-room cubic Cycladic houses that inspired Le Corbusier to imposing Venetian towers and houses integrated into the surrounding rocks.
Invaded over the centuries by Romans, Venetians, and Turks—and now tourists—Greece has always managed to retain its distinctive qualities. Julia Klimi's stunning

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An inspirational collection of homes, from the one-room cubic Cycladic houses that inspired Le Corbusier to imposing Venetian towers and houses integrated into the surrounding rocks.
Invaded over the centuries by Romans, Venetians, and Turks—and now tourists—Greece has always managed to retain its distinctive qualities. Julia Klimi's stunning photographs of domestic interiors, specially taken over a period of several years, capture the quintessential Greek style, while pointing out rich regional variations. Outside spaces, many with views of the sea, are also featured, from verandas merging into swimming pools and shaded marble paths leading to secret gardens, to courtyards surrounded by olive trees—all suffused with the astonishing light of the eastern Mediterranean.
Thirty-five houses are featured in eight geographical sections: The Dodecanese (Rhodes, Symi, Astypalaia, Patmos); Crete; The Cyclades (Santorini, Serifos, Paros, Mykonos, Tinos); The Saronic Islands (Hydra, Spetses); The Ionian Islands (Corfu); The Peloponnese (Monemvasia, Arkadia); Athens; and The Mainland (Pelion, Zagorohoria, Metsovo). The stories of the people who have lovingly restored these homes are also told. Some have created contemporary interiors with reinforced concrete, brick, and iron, while others have used entirely traditional materials and methods.
Unlike previous attempts to capture the Greek style, this book provides an insider's unique view.

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Editorial Reviews

Greece
“If you always return from Greece longing for your home to have some of that Greek chic, you’ll pick up plenty of ideas here.”
A Place in the Sun
“A pictorial tour de force … packed to the rafters with design ideas … an inspirational selection.”
BBC Homes & Antiques
“Guaranteed to inspire.”
Library Journal
Each of these books uses color photographs to show the exteriors and interiors of homes found in their respective locales. Griffiths (The English Country Cottage) and McBride (Private Tuscany) visit homes from cottages to manors and include photographs of interiors, exteriors, and grounds with descriptions of the inhabitants' approach to restoration and decoration. Bariller and Klimi, both first-time authors, visit the homes of their regions with an eye toward how inhabitants have incorporated vernacular elements in their decor. Both include photographs of the region itself as well as photographs of the exteriors and interiors of homes; the majority of Klimi's book focuses on dwellings on the Greek islands. Purchase where there is an interest in contemporary interior design. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500511657
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Julia Klimi is a Greek travel and interior design photographer. For well over a decade, she has been photographing places and interiors all over Greece. She is also well known for her contributions to American, Italian and Greek magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle, Elle Décoration, Vogue, and many others.

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