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California Interiors (Interiors)by Diane Dorrans Saeks
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"California" is both a name on the map and so much more. It suggests not only a place, but also a manner, a way of living. California stands for spontaneity and space to experiment, for the freedom and joy of life, avant-garde architecture and innovative interior design.
California Interiors reveals the most beautiful houses and chic apartments of this most beautiful of all possible worlds. It opens the doors onto the most diverse ways of living: Discover, for example, a rustic refuge in the wilderness near Mendocino, an architectonic oasis by Frank Lloyd Wright, an elegant penthouse with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the house of a well-known rockstar, which is designed surprisingly in the Arts and Crafts style, a renovated Victorian fire station, a houseboat in Sausalito, the multi-coloured house of director Joel Schumacher with his vivid collection of Mexican folk art, an avant-garde dwelling in the remote beauty of Big Sur, or even the state-of-the-art trailer of a Hollywood producer on the set of a Western.
California Interiors shows once more that an original harmonious style is not a question of money. We can find a lot of examples in which imaginative people have created an atmosphere of leisure and elegance with the help of discoveries from the flea-market. California Interiors not only shows a colourful variety of interiors but also allows a view into the heart and soul of California.
"Writer Saeks has captured the essence of both northern and southern portions of the state, wisely allowing pictures, not text, to take center stage. Ideas galore, along with the references — design catalogs, flea markets, and a bibliography — make imagination live." Booklist
Containig over 40 Californian interiors, this work reveals the most beautiful houses and chic apartments. Subjects include a renovated Victorian fire station, a houseboat and the multi-coloured house of director Joel Schumacher.
California Interiors is an authoritative, lively, colorful and inspiring new volume on California houses, interior design and California living. Discover, for example, a getaway cabin on the coastal cliff near Mendocino, a glamorous penthouse with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, a houseboat in Sausalito, an architectonic classic by Frank Lloyd Wright, and even the state-of-the-art trailer of a Hollywood producer on the set of a Western. Much more than an interior design book, California Interiors is a witty and stylish guide book that takes you into the heart and mind of California.
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