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Moroccan Interiors (Jumbo)


Moroccan Interiors (Jumbo)

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    Available in PDF Format | Moroccan Interiors (Jumbo).pdf | English, French, German
    Lisa Lovatt-Smith(Author) Angelika Taschen(Editor)
From the Sahara to Tangier on the Mediterranean coast, this book sets out to explore the world of contemporary 'Moroccan Interiors'.

The author: Lisa Lovatt-Smith has lived in London, Madrid, and Milan and is now based in Paris. She is also the author of TASCHEN's Provence Interiors. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Rampaging Hippogriff on 3 January 2010

    In her wordy preface, thoughtfully presented in three European languages, the author/producer of this book sums her entire attitude: 'The notion of "Orientalism", of Islamic culture filtered through the perceptions of the West, had captivated me.' No irony, no acknowledgement of the history and politics of Morocco, and absolutely no understanding of what Orientalism truly means and signifies.The lovely houses pictured are mostly owned by dilitante Europeans, who have the money to live in renovator's delights by the beach in a country where many people can't afford proper education or health care. The artisan-crafted furniture sits next to their Louis the nth antiques, and we nod sympathetically as we read (squinting at the tiny print) that the house is so minimalist due to its being only a holiday house, where they can barely spend half the year. I was particularly interested in the statement that one swimming pool was placed on the first floor level in accordance with Islamic regulations. I am now most curious as to why a ground floor pool is un-Islamic, and will be consulting the Koran before choosing my new curtains.While showing several indigenous Moroccan architectural and design features, the book does not explain what they are or how they work. It does not explain why Paul Bowles, an otherwise undistinguished character, is cited as such a cultural authority, but I presume Norman Douglas was busy, and the locals have no idea about such things.Would really like some of those tiles and lanterns, though -

  • By Mrs. B. J. Simmons on 27 March 2014

    Such a great book - fabulous photographs and great text - really inspiring and the book was much better than expected

  • By Aisha on 23 May 2016


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