Mediterranean Living

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Whitney Library of Design, 1998 - Architecture - 216 pages
The mediterranean interiors in this book reflect the color and flavor of this part of the world with its blend of tradition, brilliant improvization and more modern architectural interpretations of classical themes. Lisa Lovett-Smith has chosen twenty-two homes, each with its own distinctive style and atmosphere, that capture the essence of Mediterranean decorative style in its immense variety.

Mediterranean Living is a remarkable glimpse into the homes and holiday hideaways of creative people whose decorative tastes range from the traditional to the ultra-modern or minimalist. Each home is individual, but always respects the Mediterranean instinct for the simple and the beautiful. The recurring elements in these seaside homes--color, terracotta tiles, whitewash, simple ceramic styles, the play of light and shadow--reflect current decorating themes and ideals.

Lisa Lovett-Smith's accompanying text interprets each interior, focusing on the personality of the owner and the decorative details that comprise the overall effect of the homes shown, be it in Tangiers, the Bosphorus, Athens, the Cote D'Azur, Beirut, Hammamet, or the Mediterranean islands.

Mediterranean Living shows an abundance of both traditional and unusual interiors, and is full of original details that will delight and inspire.

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Lisa Lovett-Smithwas born in 1967 in Barcelona of British parents. At 18, she began a meteoric career atVoguemagazine that took her to posts in London, Milan, Madrid and Paris. She now concentrates on writing in Barcelona where she lives with her daughter. Lisa has published five books on interiors, includingLondon Living, the first in the new Living series, andParis Interiors,Moroccan InteriorsandProvenccedil;al Interiors. She has also published two books on fashion photography, and has curated various exhibitions in the fields of design and photography.

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