En Passant Par La Demeure

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The luxurious volume En passant par la demeure is a vivid photographic tour of the noted French interior designer Jean-Loup Daraux’s country home. Located in the south of France, in the Camargue region, the house is a showcase of French country interior design. For Daraux, the words "en passant" are not unlike a manifesto. He revels in creating relatively simple yet elegant spaces which generate the impression that everything was designed and rendered in passing or, as he says, ...
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Overview

The luxurious volume En passant par la demeure is a vivid photographic tour of the noted French interior designer Jean-Loup Daraux’s country home. Located in the south of France, in the Camargue region, the house is a showcase of French country interior design. For Daraux, the words "en passant" are not unlike a manifesto. He revels in creating relatively simple yet elegant spaces which generate the impression that everything was designed and rendered in passing or, as he says, "as if by magic."

The book is divided into five sections; the first four correspond to the seasons of the year. Following a path through the house, and through the seasons, Daraux comments on diverse subjects helping the reader to discover and appreciate all the fascinating aspects of his home. Along the way he reveals a few secrets that helped him design the house in a rich French country style. The fifth section of the book, titled "En passant par le chantier", includes intriguing vignettes of some of the painstaking restoration work and shows details of flooring, fabrics, and furniture used in the house. Large format photographs throughout the book masterfully convey the atmosphere of the house and evoke the particular luminosity of each of the seasons. Jean-Loup Daraux has been an interior designer for many years and has worked on residences for several illustrious clients. His work as appeared in several publications worldwide, including Coté Sud and Veranda.

French language edition only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780954428815
  • Publisher: AMMO Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 985,458
  • Product dimensions: 10.14 (w) x 12.24 (h) x 1.24 (d)

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