Casa Adobe

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Gibbs Smith, Aug 1, 2006 - Architecture - 190 pages
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First time in paperback. Authors/designers Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr forage through the mountains of Mexico and the deserts of the American Southwest in celebration of the strength and wonder of adobe design style. From its humble beginnings to its present-day renaissance, Casa Adobe unearths the homes, haciendas, and holiday getaways that have blended handcrafted details, natural materials, and cross-cultural furnishings to express the elegant simplicity of adobe living.
Stunning photographs reveal the textures of both traditional and modern homes and the unique marriages between adobe's ancient simplicity and homeowners' eclectic global treasures. The interior design elements-hand-wrought iron chandeliers, punched tin and copper sconces, painted Mexican-country furniture, early American antiques, Navajo textiles, African folk art, contemporary paintings, New Mexican retablos, and Pueblo pottery-are at happy communion inside the comfortable surrounds of adobe.

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About the author (2006)

Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr (Austin, Texas, and the Yucatan) are the owners of Texture Antiques, a gallery of Mexican furniture, architectural elements and art. They are working with Oprah on a Mexican-style home remodel episode.

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