Country Houses of France

Country Houses of France

by Barbara Stoeltie, Rene Stoeltie
     
 

Maybe it's something in the air or the fin-de-siecle mood, but over the last few years there's been a move away from the high minimalist aesthetic of interior design towards a warmer, friendlier and more romantic style of living. And where else would this shift take firmer root than in France, land of romance and dreams.

We are used to the passionate tales of that

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Maybe it's something in the air or the fin-de-siecle mood, but over the last few years there's been a move away from the high minimalist aesthetic of interior design towards a warmer, friendlier and more romantic style of living. And where else would this shift take firmer root than in France, land of romance and dreams.

We are used to the passionate tales of that country's great writers, Hugo, Flaubert and Pagnol. Now this volume takes us inside, to reveal the wonderful domestic settings that have been developing to realise such a vision. There might be a palpable nostalgia for an older way of living that is closer to the things that matter, but it is imbued nevertheless with a truly modern take on household requirements and design.

Through a winning combination of popular history, interviews with present owners, practical details and above all the stunningly atmospheric photos and text of the Stoelties, we can almost walk around in these idyllic dwellings situated in some of the most beautiful regions in France. From Provence to Picardy, the C�te d'Azur to the banks of the Seine, an eye for detail and a sense of heritage conspire to produce dream houses that can become a reality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822870754
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Country Houses Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.89(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.15(d)

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