Morocco: Decoration * Interiors * Design

Morocco: Decoration * Interiors * Design

by Mark Luscombe-Whyte, Dominic Bradbury, Dominic Bradbury
     
 
Beautifully presented and bound in silk, this stunningly photographed celebration of Moroccan style is a rich sourcebook of design and inspiration. From coastal Tangier to Casablanca and Marrakech, through the Atlas Mountains and right to the edge of the Sahara, here are exquisite landscapes, magnificent architecture, intricate crafts, and a unique approach found

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Beautifully presented and bound in silk, this stunningly photographed celebration of Moroccan style is a rich sourcebook of design and inspiration. From coastal Tangier to Casablanca and Marrakech, through the Atlas Mountains and right to the edge of the Sahara, here are exquisite landscapes, magnificent architecture, intricate crafts, and a unique approach found nowhere else. Settlements and fortresses on the "Route of a Thousand Kasbahs" feature distinctive turrets and towers and carvings in the stone. The exquisite Caravanserai, a modern building by one of Morocco's best-known architects, showcases a sequence of corridors and rooms leading to a breathtaking garden and pool. Gorgeous mosaics and tiles appear everywhere, along with brilliant colors, opulent fabrics, and complex patterns. Whether traditional or contemporary, everything has a profound sensuousness of form and contrast of materials. From classic Berber designs and sparse, organic desert architecture to the Art Deco style from the days of the French Protectorate, each page reveals a different, amazing facet of Morocco.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Each of these books is aimed at giving both amateur and professional designers an understanding of the elements that characterize the particular decorative style. Quinn, coeditor of Merge magazine and editor of Fashion Theory, explains Chinese history, domestic architecture, lifestyles, and festivals, as well as the traditional furniture, textiles, and decorative details that define Chinese decor. Color photographs depict how these elements can be incorporated into contemporary interiors. Luscombe-Whyte and Bradbury (coauthors, Designers' Houses) show the interiors of existing Moroccan homes and palaces in colonial, traditional, modern, and country styles, with descriptions of how decorative designs and architecture have been influenced by Morocco's history. Black (The Japanese House) describes how the vernacular use of wood, stone, earth, and water in Tuscan residential design and interiors adds to the appeal of this region of Italy. The ideas are illustrated with beautiful color photographs. Morocco and Chinese Style are recommended for large and academic interior design collections, and libraries should purchase Tuscan Elements if there is a continued interest in this popular decorating style. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840912845
Publisher:
Octopus Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.58(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.74(d)

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