Item description for ProvenCal Living (Mini Lifestyle Library series) by Andreas von Einsiedel...
With its houses built of rough or cut stone or rendered and washed with color, there is simplicity and honesty about the vernacular architecture of Provene that lures people from all over the world to this most acclaimed and frequently visited region of France. Provene is often described as being human in scale as well as Virgilian---having a classical poise and balance where proportions and values seem right. Its homes and houses certainly fit this description. Stone, tile, and timber combine harmoniously, creating nostalgia for a simpler, rural way of life anchored by the sense of permanence that old houses bring. Rural domestic architecture evolved from the purely practical considerations of local building materials and as a defense against people and the elements. These traditions continued and outside influences and architectural fashions were slow to move south. Today, these pictured farmhouses, townhouses, and village houses and their gardens command worldwide famous price values that would astound their previous owners.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.93" Width: 6.77" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2007
Publisher Scriptum Editions
ISBN 1902686616 ISBN13 9781902686615
Availability 0 units.
More About Andreas von Einsiedel
Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill is the elder daughter of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, whose family home is Blenheim Palace. Her interest in interior design began when at the age of 16 she traveled to study fine art and languages in Florence and Paris. Later she returned to England to finish her formal studies at the world-famous Inchbald School of Design. One of the world's leading interior photographers, Andreas von Einsiedel was born in Heidelberg and is now based in the USA for magazine assignments for "House & Garden, Homes & Gardens, Stern, Ambiente, Architektur & Wohnen, Art" magazine and "Madame." The very best names in English interior decorations--Nina Campbell, Colefax & Fowler, John Stefanidis and Laura Ashley--are among her clients.