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Provence Interiors

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    Lisa Lovatt-Smith(Author)

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Intimate views of Provencal homes. People all over the world are fascinated by Provence. It is the untamed Roman provincia, stretching from the crags of Vaucluse and undulating fields of lavender to fishing villages on the Mediterranean. From the whitewashed buildings of the Camargue to the mighty castles of the troubadour trail, Provence is an authentic mirror of the Mediterranean spirit and joie de vivre. This study is the first to illustrate so many different Provencal interiors. They range from the private apartments of a duchess to a beekeeper's home, from an art collector's stud farm to the brightly painted weekend retreat of a sculptor, from a jolly gypsy wagon to a monastery renovated in minimalist style. Prominent personalities such as Christine Picasso and Ewa Truffaut and the artist, Arman opened their doors to make possible a book, which provides an unmatched, intimate view of Provence, revealing a world behind otherwise closed doors.

The author: Lisa Lovatt-Smith has lived in London, Madrid, and Milan and is now based in Paris. She is also the author of TASCHEN's Morocco Interiors.

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  • PDF | 304 pages
  • Lisa Lovatt-Smith(Author)
  • Taschen GmbH; Taschen 25th anniversary ed edition (1 Sept. 2005)
  • English
  • 10
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By gavanmac on 6 March 2012

    Instead of authentic Provençal houses and interiors, the book features play-things and holiday villas of the international art-elite.Many featured 'houses' are in fact villas and palace-like, several properties boast both indoor and outdoor pools, nearly all are owned by the connected Taschen-jetset.As a cynical gambit for evenness, the book opens with two features on gypsy carvans. A featured house belongs to an eccentric who has built his house out of washing machine parts, another is peopled by a disturbing collection of life-size puppets in period costume; interesting maybe, belonging in a different book- most likely. The number of genuinely interesting Provence dwellings comes down to just 2 or 3.I expected several things from a book on Provence interiors, firstly properties that are french-meditteranean and secondly that have a certain unpretentious rural style; the selection of houses in this publication have either had their french charm eclipsed by the anglo-saxon tastes & faddish preferances of the owners/decorators or the rural style of the buildings is disfigured by idle leisure, vulgarity and wealth.It is a shame neither the author nor the editor were alive to this, and did not take an interest in discovering the soul of Provence, but instead fell back on their contact books.

  • By Adam Lofting on 4 September 2006

    This series of books are brilliant if you need pictures for inspiration. The text is sparse, but I did not purchase this for the writing. A nice coffee table book and brilliant value for the money.

  • By Nigel Meredith on 28 September 2016

    Lovely book. I first flicked through this book when I was on holiday in Provence earlier this year. Now that I have it, I am transported back. Great ideas in terms of colour, garden and beautiful Provençal style. Very happy!The books condition was better than described.


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