Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for Taschen since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, contemporary art, interiors, and travel.
Living in Argentinaby TASCHEN (Editor), Ricardo Labougle (Photographer), Ana Cardinale (Text by), Isabel De Estrada (Text by)
Argentina considers itself the most European of South American countries, and with good reason. The Argentineans are highly cultivated people with a strong connection to the old world; their achievements in design, filmmaking, literature, music, and art place them firmly in today's global culture spotlight. When it comes to decorating, they have a great talent for
Argentina considers itself the most European of South American countries, and with good reason. The Argentineans are highly cultivated people with a strong connection to the old world; their achievements in design, filmmaking, literature, music, and art place them firmly in today's global culture spotlight. When it comes to decorating, they have a great talent for bringing together the old and the new, with subtle touches of color and rich textiles, and incorporating the country's beautiful landscapes in their architectural palette. Editor Angelika Taschen invites readers to pore over this selection of houses, apartments, ranches, polo grounds, and more, including an opulent century-old opera house where Maria Callas sang as well as the homes of Francis Mallmann, the country's most famous chef, Xul Solar, painter and close friend of the great Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges, and Juan Gatti, graphic designer for Pedro Almodóvar.
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Living In Argentina is the newest addition to the extensive collection of interior design books available today. From Taschen, it has all the qualities the publishers are known for: a great book that's informative, handsome, asethically pleasing, with high quality writing (bi-lingual), images and materials. The book spans both the interior and exteriors of Argentina, from the art deco homes of Buenos Aires, to amazing open air ranch livining of the Pampas, and even cutting edge urban hipsters of the city. Its images are full of rich colors and textures, and the inhabitants of the homes are simply masters of weaving together all the diverse elements of what makes Argentina a unique, multicultural place-open to innovation yet married to tradition. The book captures and essence of the soulfulness of these homes, and it is refreshing to see a book that doesn't have 'canned' interiors with every item in the room purchased at the same time by a designer. These organic and sophisticated rooms breathe life stories- and what stories! Que linda! I'd reccomend this book to home decor book addicts, those with wanderlust, students of design, arm chair travellers, those with saudade in their hearts, expatriates of Argentina- and those who long to visit, people who love to read ELLE DECOR, watch HGTV, painters, poets and of course whose who dance Argentine Tango. This book, will be a treasured one in your library, and provide a needed escape and jolt of inspiration with every viewing!