Item description for Tuscan Living (Mini Lifestyle Library series) by Simon McBride...
The design of the Tuscan house has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages, when landowners built country retreats drawing on the natural resources of the region. Indeed, it is these materials that give the Tuscan house its unique character: stone and marble; hard woods, like chestnut, oak, and elm; terracotta and brick; and water, used in ponds, fountains, and pools. These elements are captured here in exquisite detail: thick stone interior walls; terracotta-tiled roofs and floors; sienna-hued stucco finishes and luminous frescoes; exposed wood beams and scrubbed oak dining tables; and sunny courtyard gardens with the all-important water feature, whether an ancient well or an exquisite pool. In this glorious collection of color images, Simon McBride artfully evokes the magic and pleasures of Tuscan living. Simon McBride has been photographing interiors and gardens for over two decades, working regularly for House & Garden and Architectural Digest.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.77" Width: 5.91" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Scriptum Editions
ISBN 1902686578 ISBN13 9781902686578
Availability 0 units.
More About Simon McBride
Rallying is in Simon McBride's blood; his dad took him to spectate at his first rally when he was just 11 months old. Simon went on to combine his love of motorsport and journalism for a living, starting his career on work experience with two very different titles: a local weekly from his home town, The Larne Gazette, and a national weekly, Motorsport News. After reading Media Studies at the University of London he accepted a job with Wilmington Publishing, where he was staff writer for its automotive titles. He then worked at Auto Express for two years, before deciding to go freelance. So far, Simon has competed as a works driver for Skoda and Abarth on a rally and hillclimb.