Living in Style Morocco

Author: Zoé Settle

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832732448

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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In the 1960s Morocco was a hot destination for hippies who tripped out on the magic of North Africa. Today, the international jet set meets in Marrakech. The old-world charms of Morocco and a modern lifestyle are perfectly compatible as this stunning volume proves. Featured interiors showcase living areas that seamlessly flow, lush green courtyards, and richly ornamented decor. Despite the eclectic details, the rooms never seem too busy; they exude a peace and warmth that accommodate contemporary design elements as well. Photographers Andreas von Einsiedel and Julia Leeb have captured this unforgettable atmosphere in Living in Style Morocco.

New Moroccan Style

The Art of Sensual Living

Author: Susan Sully,Jean Cazals,Meryanne Loum-Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500285817

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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With its intoxicating design mix of Berber, Arab, Spanish and Art Deco styles, Morocco could well be called the birthplace of fusion - and it continues to absorb design influences from the West. In New Moroccan Style, now available in paperback, Susan Sully takes readers on a lavishly illustrated tour through some of Morocco's private homes, stylish resorts and intimate guest-houses. We visit Dar Tamsna, the epitome of Moroccan fusion, and a riad that is a meditation in grey and white. Orientalism reigns in a village in a date palm grove, while an old stone house outside Essaouira has been transformed into a sensually rustic retreat. Sully catalogues both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, to show readers how to introduce the beauty and spirit of Morocco into their home decor. Complementing the houses are recipes and tips for entertaining Moroccan-style, as well as a comprehensive source guide for travellers and shoppers. A treasure trove of ideas and images, here is a treat for the eyes, palate and imagination brought to life by a fresh voice in design.

Shop Design

Waren perfekt inszeniert

Author: Lynne Mesher

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830714041

Category: Music

Page: 183

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Der Leser erfährt alles über das Zusammenspiel von Raumgestaltung und Warenpräsentation, von Standort und Umgebung. Beleuchtet werden verschiedene Einzelhandelsbereiche und deren spezifischen Anforderungen, Aspekte zur Markenentwicklung sowie die Gestaltung einer individuellen Shop-Atmosphäre durch den gezielten Einsatz von Materialien, Licht, Klima und Klang. Mit vielen anregenden sowie erklärenden Abbildungen ausgestattet, ist dieser Band ein hilfreicher Einstieg für Newcomer sowie eine wertvolle Stütze für den Designeralltag diesem Bereich.

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Roman

Author: Leïla Slimani

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641212901

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Der Preis des Glücks Sie wollen das perfekte Paar sein, Kinder und Beruf unter einen Hut bringen, alles irgendwie richtig machen. Und sie finden die ideale Nanny, die ihnen das alles erst möglich macht. Doch wie gut kann man einen fremden Menschen kennen? Und wie sehr kann man ihm vertrauen? Sie haben Glück gehabt, denken sich Myriam und Paul, als sie Louise einstellen - eine Nanny wie aus dem Bilderbuch, die auf ihre beiden kleinen Kinder aufpasst, in der schönen Pariser Altbauwohnung im 10. Arrondissement. Wie mit unsichtbaren Fäden hält Louise die Familie zusammen, ebenso unbemerkt wie mächtig. In wenigen Wochen schon ist sie unentbehrlich geworden. Myriam und Paul ahnen nichts von den Abgründen und von der Verletzlichkeit der Frau, der sie das Kostbarste anvertrauen, das sie besitzen. Von der tiefen Einsamkeit, in der sich die fünfzigjährige Frau zu verlieren droht. Bis eines Tages die Tragödie über die kleine Familie hereinbricht. Ebenso unaufhaltsam wie schrecklich.

Living in Morocco

Author: Sabine Bouvet,Philippe Saharoff

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 224

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LANDSCAPES: BETWEEN THE DESERT AND THE SEA Morocco is a vast country, offering a multitude of breathtaking landscapes, from the lush Rif region in the north and the Atlantic coast, dotted with blue and white villages, to the vast expanses of the south, with its immense Atlas mountains and burning desert sands. Nestled against this impressive backdrop are the imperial cities--Fez, Meknes, Rabat, and Marrakech--whose splendor bears witness to the magnificence of the sultans of yesteryear. SOUKS: A FEAST FOR THE SENSES The souk--the market at the heart of every medina--is a world unto itself, where enchanting colors, sounds, scents, and materials rouse the senses. Narrow, labyrinthine streets are lined with stalls and shops offering the finest in Moroccan craftsmanship: the carpets, pottery, ceramic tiles, lanterns, and ornate woodwork that are all part of the country's rich heritage. INTERIORS: ORIENTAL REFINEMENT The most impressive Moroccan interiors are to be found in the protected world of riads and dars. Their high outer walls barely hint at the inner splendors hidden within: this is a realm reserved to a select few. Sumptuous rooms lead onto terraces, built around an inner garden or courtyard filled with orange trees and fountains. Herein lies the Orient's timeless image as a Garden of Eden. RENDEZVOUS: DARS, RIADS, AND LEGENDARY HOTELS One of Morocco's charms lies in its unique hospitality, which views every visitor as a special guest. Whether you choose to rent a riad to experience Morocco as a resident, opt for the elegance of a celebrated hotel, or prefer a more discreet stop in an oasis at the edge of the desert, you will discover the magic and romance that are an integral part of the uniquely generous Moroccan way of life. From its spectacular mountain ranges to its boundless stretches of amber desert and beautiful coastline, Morocco offers an unparalleled panorama for the greedy eye. The intense peacefulness of the country's natural environment contrasts sharply with the bustle of its cities, which overflow with street-life: the "red city" of Marrakech, enchanted Fez, the Atlantic ports of Rabat and Casablanca . . . These different sights, seemingly worlds apart from each other, are all masterfully captured by the camera and brought together in this richly illustrated volume. Living in Morocco also takes the reader beyond the imposing walls of medinas and citadels, through labyrinthine streets where traditional "souk" markets are held, and into the homes and hidden gardens of some of the country's most illustrious inhabitants. In these private oases, one can take in the sweet scent of orange trees while sipping a glass of the freshest mint tea and indulging in gourmet delicacies .

Teens in Morocco

Author: Sandy Donovan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 075653402X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Examines the everyday life of teenagers in contemporary Morocco, discussing urban and rural families, education, teenage marriage, and work and leisure activities.

What Moroccan Cinema?

A Historical and Critical Study, 1956D2006

Author: Sandra Gayle Carter

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739131877

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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From its early focus on documentary film and nation building to its more recent spotlight on contemporary culture and feature filmmaking, Moroccan cinema has undergone tremendous change since the country's independence in 1956. In What Moroccan Cinema? A Historical and Critical Study, 1956-2006, Sandra Gayle Carter chronicles the changes in Moroccan laws, institutions, ancillary influences, individuals active in the field, representative films, and film culture during this fifty-year span. Focusing on Moroccan history and institutions relative to the cinema industry such as television, newspaper criticism, and Berber videomaking, What Moroccan Cinema? is an intriguing study of the ways in which three historical periods shaped the Moroccan cinema industry. Carter provides an insightful and thorough treatment of the cinema institution, discussing exhibition and distribution, censorship, and cinema clubs and caravans. Carter grounds her analysis by exploring representative films of each respective era. The groundbreaking analysis offered in What Moroccan Cinema? will prove especially valuable to those in film and Middle Eastern studies.

Living in Morocco

Vivre Au Maroc

Author: Barbara Stoeltie,René Stoeltie,Angelika Taschen

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836531740

Category: Architecture

Page: 265

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Once upon a time in a land not so far away: Arabian Nights in contemporary Morocco Though it lies just across the Mediterranean from Europe, barely a stone's throw from Spain's southernmost tip, Morocco couldn't possibly be farther away. With its mountainous and desert landscapes, labyrinthine souks, delectable cuisine, exquisite rugs and textiles, vibrant mosaics, fragrant odors, mesmerizing music, and welcoming people, Morocco is a most alluring and tantalizingly exotic destination. Digging a little deeper into the myth of Morocco, Barbara and René Stoeltie bring us this eclectic selection of homes that demonstrate all that is most wonderful about Moroccan style. Flipping through these pages of fairy tale interiors (ideally whilst sipping a steaming cup of sweet, fragrant mint tea) you'll be instantly transported. Text in English, French, and German

Verlassen

Roman

Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077257

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Tanger verlassen - das ist die Obsession in den Köpfen einer ganzen Generation. Bei schönem Wetter sieht man hinüber zur spanischen Küste. Auch Azel träumt sich hinüber in die »Festung Europa«. Nach einem Jurastudium hat er keine Aussicht auf einen Job. Er glaubt, einen sicheren Fluchtweg gefunden zu haben, doch die Hölle aus Armut, Korruption und Demütigung, die er in Marokko hinter sich lässt, ist nur das Spiegelbild der anderen Hölle, die ihn erwartet: Einsamkeit, Prostitution und der Verlust seiner Würde in der Emigration. »Der bedeutendste Schriftsteller des Maghreb.« Literaturen

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Kriminalroman

Author: Lars Kepler

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838758439

Category: Fiction

Page: 687

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Ein großartiger Schweden-Krimi! Der Serienmörder folgt einem perfiden Muster: Er sucht nach Frauen, die alleine leben. Er filmt sie abends durch das erleuchtete Fenster und stellt den voyeuristischen Clip auf YouTube. Und dann ermordet er die Frauen. Die Kriminalpolizei versucht alles, um einen nächsten Mord zu verhindern. Aber der Mörder ist ihnen immer einen Schritt voraus. Beim vierten Mordopfer ist das Muster jedoch durchbrochen: Die Ermittler finden am Tatort einen bewusstlosen Mann. Ist er etwa der Täter?

Amazigh Arts in Morocco

Women Shaping Berber Identity

Author: Cynthia Becker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292712952

Category: History

Page: 225

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In southeastern Morocco, around the oasis of Tafilalet, the Ait Khabbash people weave brightly colored carpets, embroider indigo head coverings, paint their faces with saffron, and wear ornate jewelry. Their extraordinarily detailed arts are rich in cultural symbolism; they are always breathtakingly beautiful—and they are typically made by women. Like other Amazigh (Berber) groups (but in contrast to the Arab societies of North Africa), the Ait Khabbash have entrusted their artistic responsibilities to women. Cynthia Becker spent years in Morocco living among these women and, through family connections and female fellowship, achieved unprecedented access to the artistic rituals of the Ait Khabbash. The result is more than a stunning examination of the arts themselves, it is also an illumination of women's roles in Islamic North Africa and the many ways in which women negotiate complex social and religious issues. One of the reasons Amazigh women are artists is that the arts are expressions of ethnic identity, and it follows that the guardians of Amazigh identity ought to be those who literally ensure its continuation from generation to generation, the Amazigh women. Not surprisingly, the arts are visual expressions of womanhood, and fertility symbols are prevalent. Controlling the visual symbols of Amazigh identity has given these women power and prestige. Their clothing, tattoos, and jewelry are public identity statements; such public artistic expressions contrast with the stereotype that women in the Islamic world are secluded and veiled. But their role as public identity symbols can also be restrictive, and history (French colonialism, the subsequent rise of an Arab-dominated government in Morocco, and the recent emergence of a transnational Berber movement) has forced Ait Khabbash women to adapt their arts as their people adapt to the contemporary world. By framing Amazigh arts with historical and cultural context, Cynthia Becker allows the reader to see the full measure of these fascinating artworks.

Moroccan Dreams

Oriental Myth, Colonial Legacy

Author: Claudio Minca,Lauren Wagner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786730170

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Morocco has long been a mythic land, firmly rooted in the European colonial imagination. For more than a century it has been appropriated by travellers, explorers, writers and artists. It is just these images and imaginings that are now being reconstructed for nostalgic consumption. In Moroccan Dreams, Claudio Minca examines this aestheticised re-enactment of the colonial, exploring the ways in which Moroccans themselves have become complicit in the re-writing of their homes and lives. Richly illustrated, the book provides a fascinating journey that will engage and delight all those enamoured of Morocco and its extraordinary geographies.

Fodor's Morocco

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 1101878657

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Thanks to a prime location linking Europe and North Africa, as well as a vibrant culture and stable government, Morocco has seen a huge influx of tourists in recent years. Sophisticated new hotels and resorts are popping up everywhere, including in booming cities such as Marrakesh, Fez, and Tangier. From its southern deserts to the Atlas Mountains to the wave-swept Atlantic coast, Morocco continues to draw travelers eager to experience this gorgeous and diverse country. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Tangier and the Mediterranean, The Northern Atlantic Coast, Fez and the Middle Atlas, Marrakesh, The High Atlas, The Great Oasis Valleys, and The Southern Atlantic Coast