A detailed guide to Mediterranean architecture. Written by architects who understand the value of travel and how it has shaped their vision of a truly important architecture.A detailed guide to Mediterranean architecture. Written by architects who understand the value of travel and how it has shaped their vision of a truly important architecture.Read Less
New. 9781864701067. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--316 pages; 480 pages. Description: "This remarkable new book celebrates village architecture in four Mediterranean regions the hilltowns of central Italy, the Aegean islands of Greece, the Dalmatian coast, and the Andalulsian region of southern Spain. It showcases a collection of drawings, photographs, paintings and maps presented in a cohesive and holistic manner. Steven and Cathi House have been able to capture the essence of Mediterranean architecture, which is a significant achievement. Their drawings and photographs trigger memories for those who have travelled the Mediterranean and offer insight for those who have not. 'Mediterranean Villages: An Architectural Journey' is a handsome, meaningful record and a thoughtful interpretation of a classic theme."
I came across this book by accident in the local public libray and it was love at first sight. The format is huge and I admit this is the only coffee table book Iike. the tome is packed with heaps of dreamy pictures, great persoanal experience text and especially great drawings so there is something for everyone. I think the reason I loved it was it was a compilation basically of travel notes and diaries by some very tallented and insightful people...I thank them for their foresight in publishing, well done. One last comment and that is I hope that somehow these beautiful villages escape the scouge of developers, though I suppose the inhabitants think otherwise.
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