Living in Provence PDF ePub eBook

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Living in Provence free pdf Provence, more than a place, is a way of life. Among the ocher cliffs, lavender fields, and olive groves, time flows differently - richly, slowly, happily. This sense of peacefulness and equilibrium is reflected in the architecture and gardens of the region - from a bastide surrounded by vines, to a modern villa, to a seaside chalet - a sense of harmony unites interior and exterior. The architects and interior decorators of today's Provence have not renounced local traditions, but rather draw on techniques that have stood the test of time. They play on the purification of lines, the fluidity of spaces, the rhythm of volumes, and the refinement of details. A house in Provence can mean a cardinal's palace or the chateau of a Russian prince, a showcase for a contemporary art collection, or a simple cabin screened by trees. What is important is the spirit of these places, which reflects the gentle way of life that is the specialty of the Midi. In this sumptuous book the reader is given a privileged glimpse inside some of the most interesting and alluring properties in Provence, ranging from contemporary villas to village farmhouses, from log cabins to historical homes. As in all books in the series, a comprehensive "Useful Information" section details the region's best guesthouses, hotels, and restaurants as well as the best international addresses for obtaining authentic Provencal goods.

About Dane McDowell

Christian Sarramon (photos) spent long months traveling the length and breadth of Provence to create this book. He works for leading interior design magazines and has published numerous books, including the Book of Roses and Provence Style (Flammarion) Dane Mc Dowell is a journalist and academic. She is assistant editor of the magazine Residences-Decoration, and has also contributed to Connaissance des Arts and to Figaro Magazine.

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Author : Dane McDowell
Publisher : Flammarion
Data Published : 07 April 2003
ISBN : 2080111396
EAN : 9782080111395
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 220 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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