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Riassunto: Featuring images of tented and tree-house camps to thatched bungalows and luxurious lodges, this interior design guide evokes the essence of African style. Colour photography celebrates the unique architectural and decor style, providing inspiration for the home decorator.
Review: In our culture, the word safari--which means journey in Swahili--conjures exotic images: romantic treks across desert plains rife with wild animals, journeys through dense jungles and down winding rivers, and the stylish indulgence popularized by early explorers like Captain William Cornwallis and depicted in movies like Out of Africa. Nowadays, Africa still attracts adventurous travelers who want to experience wilderness in the style of these early explorers. Lucky for them, many camps and lodges perpetuate these traditions, adopting the decorative style and offering many creature comforts to provide at once a romanticized way of "roughing it" and an experience of great luxury.
In Simply Safari, Swaziland-based wildlife photographers Daryl and Sharna Balfour illustrate a broad spectrum of architectural and decorative styles--from the more traditional to the most modern, and from the original tented safari style to motifs more reminiscent of a luxury hotel in the wild. The authors take readers on a photographic tour of 26 lodges in seven southern African states, including Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, illustrating the dynamic combination of primitive architecture and the high decorative style of European explorers. They depict romanticized versions of safari life ranging from a tree-house camp in Zambia, high on the banks of the Zambezi River, to the air-conditioned luxury of South Africa's Shamwari Lodge.
Botswana's Abu Camp on the Okavango Delta offers lavishly furnished tents with polished teak floors, a custom-made mahogany sleigh bed, and solid brass and copper bathtubs imported from Italy. Sossusvlei, Ongava, and Skeleton Coast safari camps in Namibia avoid competing with the stunning setting by relying on the simplicity of raw materials and natural textures. Combinations of vibrant earth tones and natural materials such as canvas, wood, stone, and thatch blend effortlessly to delight the eye without detracting from the views beyond.
Sumptuous photographs and inspiring text will entice those who want to transform their homes--whether city apartments or rambling country spreads--into exotic retreats that call to mind these breathtaking African locales. A handy source list is included to make it easy for readers to find many of the home furnishings pictured. Contact information for the featured lodges is included for those inspired to experience safari life firsthand. --Robin Donovan
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Descrizione libro Struik (C.) Pty.Ltd,South Africa. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G1868725324I3N00
Descrizione libro STRUIK, CAPE TOWN, 2001. Condizione libro: OTTIMO USATO. IED. INGLESE INNUMEREVOLI FOTO A COLORI IN UN VOLUME IN OTTIMO STATO DI CONSERVAZIONE, COPERTA ILLUSTRATA CON LIEVISSIMI SEGNI DI USURA E VELINACOME NUOVA La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 14,00 euro. Codice libro della libreria OU941-24D
Descrizione libro Struik, 2001. Oversized Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Book and dust jacket in very solid overall condition, with no markings. Jacket features sunning to spine, two minor scrathes to rear panel. International/expedited shipping will require additional postage due to bulk. Book. Codice libro della libreria 017862
Descrizione libro Struik Publishers Ltd., Cape Town, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. N/a (illustratore). First Edition. 192 pages. Light fading to edges of jacket and bottom end of spine of jacket. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Codice libro della libreria 49652
Descrizione libro Struik (C.) Pty.Ltd,South Africa, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1868725324
Descrizione libro Struik (C.) Pty.Ltd,South Afri, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111868725324
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