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.

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

Marrakesh by Design

Decorating with All the Colors, Patterns, and Magic of Morocco

Author: Maryam Montague

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654010

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

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"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son, Limited."

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 .

The Villas and Riads of Morocco

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 217

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A tour of the rich architectural and design achievements of Moroccan residential interiors features more than two hundred photographs of palaces, riads, and casbahs, in a historical tribute that offers insight into the region's multicultural influences and the applications of numerous techniques and materials.

Moroccan Style

Author: Alexandra Bonfante-Warren

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 1567999565

Category: House & Home

Page: 96

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Take a photographic tour of the most popular periods and fashions in interior design and architecture. Each book features the insights of an expert design writer and numerous fine examples of a particular style's architectural elements, period and geographic facets, and distinguishing decorative flourishes. Stunning photography showcases both exterior and interior details to give readers a full understanding of each style. Informative and inspiring, this series presents design writing at its best. A must-have for home design enthusiasts!

Morocco

Courtyards and Gardens

Author: Achva Benzinberg Stein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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In the North African land of Morocco, every dar-dwelling, religious institution, or commercial building is organized around an interior, walled courtyard that provides privacy from the bustle of urban streets and an outdoor space for social interaction and tranquil meditation. Over the course of centuries, ornamental schemes have evolved to incorporate not only native plant life but also intricate water features and patterned tile work known as zellij, all of central significance to the Moroccan culture and climate. Vitally important for providing shade and catching breezes in an arid landscape, Moroccan gardens are designed and cultivated with vibrant color and aromatic plants. Author Achva Benzinberg Stein explores the three main types of gardens—the simple and elegant paved patio form of the ouest ed-dar, the more elaborately planted riyad, and the agdal, an open, cultivated landscape. Striking color photographs, including numerous aerial views, show gardens and courtyards in Marrakech, Fez, and elsewhere.

Morocco Modern

Author: Herbert J. M. Ypma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288528

Category: Architecture

Page: 157

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Herbert Ypma created an innovative approach to interior design in this series of visual sourcebooks for designers, architects, artists, travelers, and everyone interested in home decoration.

Living in Morocco

Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0500282641

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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Morocco is an exhilarating combination of vivid sensuality and intense spirituality, an intoxicating blend of cultures. Berber, Arab, French, English, and Spanish: the country's rich mixture of heritages is matched by its geography, which ranges from coast to mountain to desert. This revised edition of Living in Morocco celebrates the indigenous arts of a country at the height of a cultural renaissance. Morocco is known for fine leather and for pottery that dates back a thousand years. Berber rugs are justly famous, and there is a thriving tradition of woodworking, especially in the native thuya wood. Most extraordinary, though, is Morocco's decorative painting and tilework, where, forbidden by religion to depict human figures, craftsmen have developed a vocabulary of pattern and ornament. The book is filled with brightly colored ceilings, decorated courtyards and walls, plaster of Paris carved and painted in intricate geometrics, tiles so small that 150 could fit in a matchbox. Lavishly illustrated chapters on decorative and folk arts alternate with chapters on Moroccan life today. We visit Chaouen in the Rif Mountains (a city only recently open to Westerners), where the town's undulating surfaces are painted a bone-chilling blue-tinted white. We peer into an abandoned kasbah in the Sahara, and absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of the frenzied souk. We take time out in the shady blue-and-pink environs of the Majorelle Gardens, laid out by French painter Jacques Majorelle, and explore the story behind La Mamounia, the famous hotel that has welcomed such guests as Winston Churchill. Most important, we see Morocco's arts brought to life in its homesfrom former harems to traditional Hispano-Moorish houses. Glorious photographs make this a treasure for the armchair traveler, while the documentation of Morocco's houses, arts, and crafts make it an invaluable resource for decorators and designers. Published in hardcover under the title Morocco: Designs from Casablanca to Marrakesh. 346 color photographs.

The Caliph's House

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553902318

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true. By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family’s move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African folklore converge–and nothing is as easy as it seems…. Inspired by the Moroccan vacations of his childhood, Tahir Shah dreamed of making a home in that astonishing country. At age thirty-six he got his chance. Investing what money he and his wife, Rachana, had, Tahir packed up his growing family and bought Dar Khalifa, a crumbling ruin of a mansion by the sea in Casablanca that once belonged to the city’s caliph, or spiritual leader. With its lush grounds, cool, secluded courtyards, and relaxed pace, life at Dar Khalifa seems sure to fulfill Tahir’s fantasy–until he discovers that in many ways he is farther from home than he imagined. For in Morocco an empty house is thought to attract jinns, invisible spirits unique to the Islamic world. The ardent belief in their presence greatly hampers sleep and renovation plans, but that is just the beginning. From elaborate exorcism rituals involving sacrificial goats to dealing with gangster neighbors intent on stealing their property, the Shahs must cope with a new culture and all that comes with it. Endlessly enthralling, The Caliph’s House charts a year in the life of one family who takes a tremendous gamble. As we follow Tahir on his travels throughout the kingdom, from Tangier to Marrakech to the Sahara, we discover a world of fierce contrasts that any true adventurer would be thrilled to call home. From the Hardcover edition.

Majorelle

A Moroccan Oasis

Author: Madison Cox,Pierre Bergé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500019764

Category: Gardens

Page: 78

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The Majorelle Gardens of Marrakech were laid out in the 1920s by Louis Majorelle, the French decorator, architect and painter renowned for his participation in both the art nouveau and art deco movements. He gave his name to the shade of blue lavishly used to paint the house and ornament the garden decoration. The site has been restored and replanted by the designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge in the vibrant primary colours of the original, to which they have added their personal touch. This manual explores the Gardens through photographs and text, and includes garden maps, plant lists and practical information on visiting times and best seasons.

Arts and Crafts of Morocco

Author: James F. Jereb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500278307

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Reveals the dazzling fusion of cultural influences in Moroccan arts and crafts

A Street in Marrakech

A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 147860865X

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her familys unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and womens rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style.

Moon Morocco

Author: Lucas Peters

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631211587

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and detailed maps to help with trip planning. Travel writer and Morocco resident Lucas Peters illuminates the majesty of Morocco, from the ancient streets of Fez to the nightclubs of Casablanca and beyond. Peters shares advice for climbing the winding hill into the crumbling kasbah of Tangier and wandering through the centuries-old cave dwellings in the Middle Atlas, and includes unique trip strategies for travelers of all types, such as “The Best of Morocco,” “Adrenaline Rush,” and “Eco Tour.” Complete with suggestions for a night out on the Jemaa El-Fnaa, the carnival heart of Marrakech, and rock climbing in the North Draa Valley of the Southern Oases, Moon Morocco gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Morocco

Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh

Author: Lisl Dennis,Landt Dennis

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780517574201

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 252

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Celebrates the decorative and folk arts of Morocco, depicting rugs, woodwork, pottery, decorative painting, and tilework, and shows how these arts were brought to life in Moroccan homes

Living in Style

Paris

Author: Caroline Sarkozy,Reto Guntli,Debra Derieux Matos

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: 9783832793715

Category: Architecture

Page: 219

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Arguably the most stylish city in the world, Paris has long been known for its sleek, sophisticated interiors. This inspiring volume takes us on a tour of the French capital's most notable dwellings. These luxurious living quarters will truly take your breath away! The decor ranges from classic to contemporary, with intriguing choices of furniture, finishes and materials. Reto Guntli's spectacular yet accessible photography makes you feel right at home.

The Riads of Marrakech

Author: Elan Fleisher

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN: 9781851496969

Category: Design

Page: 233

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Today's Marrakech is a thriving and trendy destination. Tourists are pouring into the city - Europeans, Americans and Australians thirsting for an exotic getaway. Five-star hotels (Raffles, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons) are currently under development

Living in Bali

Author: Anita Lococo

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836566896

Category:

Page: 472

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In a World Without Walls Balinese homes in harmony with nature Loved by travelers for its lush tropical scenery and charming people, Bali is one of the most magnificent places on Earth. Spirituality and nature are integral parts of everyday life for the Balinese, so one can easily see why the island's traditional architecture has a peaceful presence to it, mimicking its surroundings and sometimes blending in with them. When it comes to Balinese houses, walls are not compulsory, wood is everywhere, earth tones are dominant, and thatched roofs abound. Opening onto gorgeous green landscapes, majestic mountains, or beautiful coastlines, the homes herein ooze relaxing, contemplative vibes. This portfolio of Southeast Asian living features a swath of new and never-before-published photographs and comes in a compact size, so you can take a little bit of paradise with you wherever you go. Gazing at these opulent examples of simple and elegant living, it's a wonder why more people aren't rushing to move to Bali. "A feast of colour, exquisite décor and peaceful presence." -- Style Magazine, Cape Town About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis--Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together more than 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm's delight--never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German

Café Morocco

Author: Anissa Helou,Jeremy Hopley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780809226672

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

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Moroccan cuisine blends African, Arabian, and European influences to make some of the most exotic food in the world. Many of the 75 featured dishes in this cookbook are the same offered at Moroccan bistros. Color photos.

Living in Style

Scandinavia

Author: Karin Gråbæk Helledie

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832732202

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Nordic countries are frequently listed as having the highest quality of life worldwide, according to multiple studies. But Northern Europe doesn't just score high in social issues. Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark are known for their spectacular fjords, untouched nature, and their clean interiors. Scandinavian-style interiors exude a classically modern elegance, boasting both innovation and the highest standards of comfort. Lighting and a deeply rooted connection to nature play just as much a role in the spaces as do intense colors and graphic design. This newest addition to the Living in Style series displays the Scandinavian lifestyle at its best.