Kijk op Boeken Auteur: Pierre Moulin
The style that we have come to recognize as the French country look is really the style of Provence — the sun-drenched region in the south of France centring on Arles, Avignon, and Aix-en-Provence. It is a land of cool stone châteaux, farmhouses painted in ochres and dusty pinks, country roads bordered by rows of graceful cypress trees, fields of lavender, trellised grapevines, red tile roofs, ancient hilltop cities such as Les Baux, and the vivid blue of the Mediterranean along the Cote d'Azur. The clarity of the light and the intoxicating sensuality of the landscape inspired Cezanne and Van Gogh. In over 450 glorious colour photographs, Pierre Deux's French Country explores the rich ingredients of Provençal style. Here are whole chapters on colours, fabrics, pottery, furniture, decorative elements, houses, gardens and daptations of the style outside France. From the brightly patterned paisley cottons of Souleiado in Tarascon to the hand-blown glass of Biot and the hand-moulded faience platter's of Moustiers, from the massive 18th-century armoires and rush-seated banquettes and chairs to bread boxes, salt boxes, and chests with intricately carved floral motifs, the craftsmanship of the region imparts a special lustre, a vibrancy and warmth of colour and texture that survive in the works of today. Whether presenting a charmingly rustic ranch deep in the horse country of the Camargue, a Renaissance mas in the foothills of the Alps, or a wine-producer's estate near Saint-Remy, this book paints a vivid portrait of a land of grace and simplicity that is at once exuberantly beautiful, seductive, effortless and sophisticated. With 466 colour illustrations Jacket design by Paul Hardy Jacket/authors' photographs by Guy Bouchet
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