When the British travelled to exotic lands in the colonial era they adapted to new climates and cultures with sola topees, verandahs and cane furniture, but still preserved their precious indigenous customs of afternoon teas and rose gardens. Today, long after the sun has finally set on the British Empire, the intermingling of traditions between East and West continues. This book celebrates interior designs that are eminently compatible with our own time, offering a unique combination of practicality, innovation and decorative appeal. Beginning with London outfitters, British settlers took pared-down comforts for their new lives, from safari gear to steamer chairs. Setting up households in tropical lands meant replacing woollen rugs with sisal, ordering furniture from local craftsmen, and discovering the beauty of Kashmiri shawls and paisley prints. As clubs became the centre of social life for the British throughout their colonies, the trappings of club life - the drinks tray, the planter's chair, the members' message board - also became accepted elements of the style. With vintage engravings and 160 full-colour photographs of locations in London, India and Africa, Tricia Foley recreates the colonial past and shows its appeal for today's homes. A directory details travel destinations, and lists of books and films give further sources of inspiration. This lost epoch of elegance provides a fund of design ideas. This book shows how to recapture that impeccable ambience. Tricia Foley is a contributing editor and stylist for many magazines. Catherine Calvert is a design and style writer. Jeff McNamara, a freelance photographer, has worked for leading magazines.
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Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1993. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP72182776
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: very_good. 898 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00500236577-V
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, Great Britain, 1993. Hardcover with Dustjacket. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 4to. 160 pp. Ex Library copy. Dustjacket has light wear on the edges. Light browning to page edges. Light soiling on endpapers. Contains 160 full-colour photographs of locations in London, India and Africa. 4to. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 07946
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, UK, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. tidy ex library d/j had been plastic protected heavy book check postage with us. Codice libro della libreria 32334
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson London & New York 1993, 1993. 29.0 x 22.0cms, 160pp, Colour Illusts, very god+ hardback & dustwrapper This book documents and recreates the pared down furniture and furnishings that British colonials took with them to their colonies in the late 19th and early 20th century. Codice libro della libreria 129434
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. The Romance of Colonial Style. Codice libro della libreria Amz4800467