Living in Morocco: Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh

Living in Morocco: Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh

by LandtDennis (Author), LislDennis (Author)


Living in Morocco celebrates the arts of a country at the height of a cultural renaissance, a land where an ancient tradition of craftsmanship has been sustained and recently reinvigorated. Lavishly illustrated chapters on decorative and folk arts alternate with chapters on Moroccan life today.

We visit Chaouen in the Rif mountains, where the town's smooth, undulating surfaces are painted a bone-chilling blue-tinted white. We take in the shady blue-and-pink world of the Majorelle Gardens, and explore the stories behind the famous hotel La Mamounia. Most importantly, we see Morocco's arts brought to life in its homes - from former harems to traditional Hispano-Moorish houses.

A host of glorious photographs make this a book to relish, and the detailed documentation of Morocco's houses, arts and crafts make it an invaluable resource for anyone involved in interiors or design.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 252
Edition: 2
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 21 May 2001

ISBN 10: 0500282641
ISBN 13: 9780500282649
Book Overview: A vibrant photographic documentation of Morocco's houses, arts and crafts - an indispensable resource for anyone involved in design or seeking to re-create the Moroccan style in their own home

Media Reviews
'A great resource for the designer and a ticket to ride for the armchair traveller' - Antiques Magazine
Author Bio
Photographer Lisl Dennis and her husband, writer Landt Dennis, are actively involved in the travel and design fields. Often working as a team, they have contributed to a range of international publications, including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Harper's Bazaar, and written several books, among them Behind AdobeWalls: The Hidden Homes of Santa Fe and Taos and Tiles: Choosing, Designing and Living with Ceramic Tiles.