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A land of legend, Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula possesses a unique natural beauty where limestone plateaus, tropical jungles and subterranean rivers are the settings of two magnificent cultures. In its mysterious mix of Mayan temples and Spanish Colonial architecture, the region is undergoing a remarkable restoration renaissance, heralding the grandeur of Yucatan's colonial epoch and the emergence of an innovative and uniquely Yucatan design style. In Casa Yucatan, award-winning authors and designers Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr travel under the Mayan sun to discover the vitality and virtues of this rich design community, catapulted into the international design spotlight by a new generation of architects honoring prehistoric and colonial legacies while creating a bracing blend of old and new. Ancient pyramids now share the jungly landscape with revived haciendas, and colonial homes boasting high-beamed ceilings and cool tile floors posture amidst elegant plazas and renovated nineteenth-century mansions. From city to countryside to coast, the Maya's masterful legacy-carved stone and stucco ornaments-are everywhere in evidence. Sun-drenched colors of burnt ochre, colonial red, and Mayan blue ignite walls and bring subtle traditional details to life: mesmerizing stone-chinked surface patterns, ornate stucco designs, and intricate stencils. Interiors glisten with wall fountains, reflecting pools, and bathtubs that channel to outdoor pools. Hammock-lined portales beckon with leather butacas, daybeds provide restful summits in gardens, and shady courtyards invite respite and reflection. A dazzling photographic tour, Casa Yucatan invites you to step into the cool, gracious galleries andgardens of colonial homes, old haciendas, and art-filled seaside escapes that dot the Yucatan Peninsula.

Synopsis:

A dazzling photographic journey, Casa Yucatan focuses on architectural elements, water spaces, and open-air living in houses both colonial and contemporary, including haciendas and coastal retreats. The Yucatan has undergone a remarkable restoration renaissance of late: ancient pyramids now share the dense jungle jandscape with revived haciendas, and colonial homes boasting high-beamed ceilings and cool tile floors posture amidst elegant plazas and renovated nineteenth-century mansions.

Synopsis:

A dazzling photographic journey, Casa Yucatan focuses on architectural elements, water spaces, and open-air living in houses both colonial and contemporary, including haciendas and coastal retreats. The Yucatan has undergone a remarkable restoration renaissance of late: ancient pyramids now share the dense jungle jandscape with revived haciendas, and colonial homes boasting high-beamed ceilings and cool tile floors posture amidst elegant plazas and renovated nineteenth-century mansions.

Based in Austin, Texas, Witynski and Carr are the owners of Texture Antiques, a gallery specializing in Mexican furniture, architectural elements, contemporary art, and accents. Individually, Witynski writes on home and garden design for national publications, including This Old House magazine, and Carr designs furniture from recycled Mexican wood. Together, they divide their time between their Austin, Texas home and the Yucatan Hacienda.

Reviews:

Find inspiration in this beautifully photographed book Timber Homes Illustrated--Feb. 2003

Capture(s) the richness of the architecture and prompt(s) daydreams of languid afternoons on hammock-lined portales Phoenix Home & Garden--May 2003

The First Lady later wrote Carr and Witynski commenting that their books are wonderful additions to our ranch library. Houston Chronicle--June 2003

It will certainly fuel daydreams with it's images of restored courtyards, stenciled walls, tiled floor, carved wooden shutters and shaded hammocks Los Angeles Times--November 2002

Captures the essence of an aesthetic particular to the Mexican penninsula House Beautiful--December 2003

ONE LINER: Now in paperback

COLLATERAL TITLES: Casa Adobe, Mexican Details, Mexican Country Style, New Hacienda

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423601067
Author:
Witynski, Karen
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Manufactured:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Author:
Carr, Joe P.
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
Architecture-Ornamentation
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.82x8.50x.66 in. 2.14 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9781423601067 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A dazzling photographic journey, Casa Yucatan focuses on architectural elements, water spaces, and open-air living in houses both colonial and contemporary, including haciendas and coastal retreats. The Yucatan has undergone a remarkable restoration renaissance of late: ancient pyramids now share the dense jungle jandscape with revived haciendas, and colonial homes boasting high-beamed ceilings and cool tile floors posture amidst elegant plazas and renovated nineteenth-century mansions.
"Synopsis" by , A dazzling photographic journey, Casa Yucatan focuses on architectural elements, water spaces, and open-air living in houses both colonial and contemporary, including haciendas and coastal retreats. The Yucatan has undergone a remarkable restoration renaissance of late: ancient pyramids now share the dense jungle jandscape with revived haciendas, and colonial homes boasting high-beamed ceilings and cool tile floors posture amidst elegant plazas and renovated nineteenth-century mansions.

Based in Austin, Texas, Witynski and Carr are the owners of Texture Antiques, a gallery specializing in Mexican furniture, architectural elements, contemporary art, and accents. Individually, Witynski writes on home and garden design for national publications, including This Old House magazine, and Carr designs furniture from recycled Mexican wood. Together, they divide their time between their Austin, Texas home and the Yucatan Hacienda.

Reviews:

Find inspiration in this beautifully photographed book Timber Homes Illustrated--Feb. 2003

Capture(s) the richness of the architecture and prompt(s) daydreams of languid afternoons on hammock-lined portales Phoenix Home & Garden--May 2003

The First Lady later wrote Carr and Witynski commenting that their books are wonderful additions to our ranch library. Houston Chronicle--June 2003

It will certainly fuel daydreams with it's images of restored courtyards, stenciled walls, tiled floor, carved wooden shutters and shaded hammocks Los Angeles Times--November 2002

Captures the essence of an aesthetic particular to the Mexican penninsula House Beautiful--December 2003

ONE LINER: Now in paperback

COLLATERAL TITLES: Casa Adobe, Mexican Details, Mexican Country Style, New Hacienda

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