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The Villas and Riads of Morocco

Verner, Corinne (Book - 2005 )
The Villas and Riads of Morocco
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The austere facades that line the labyrinthine streets of Morocco's ancient walled neighborhoods reveal almost nothing of the luminous residences within. "The Villas and Riads of Morocco" lifts the veil on these secret paradises, from fantastic palaces in Fez and Essaouira to middle-class riads in Marrakech to converted casbahs in the southern oases. With more than 200 stunning photographs, this beautiful volume takes us behind the scenes to explore a side of Morocco that is largely hidden to outsiders. The book showcases exquisite interiors that combine rich materials such as cedar and marble; luxurious carpets and textiles; filigree carving and other handiwork; and vibrant color palettes. Also featured is the remarkable mosaicwork found especially in the central courtyard gardens and patios that form the heart of the Moroccan house. Accompanying these sumptuous views is a vivid history of the country's residential architecture and its fascinating mix of Andalusian, Arab, and Saharan influences. "The Villas and Riads of Morocco" not only offers a feast for the eyes but also illuminates an entire culture.
Authors: Verner, Corinne
Title: The villas and riads of Morocco
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 2005
Notes: This title is shelved in the Travel Guide Section
Contents: Islam and the home
In the Medina
Fez
Marrakech
Essaouira
Kasbahs of the oases
Temples to the art of living
Agafay
Dar Ahlam
Local Note: TL (09/05)
Additional Contributors: Ruiz, Jean-Michel
Tréal, Cécile
Alternate Title: Villas & riads of Morocco
ISBN: 0810959070
Branch Call Number: Non-F 916.4 Ver
Statement of Responsibility: text by Corinne Verner ; photographs by Cécile Tréal and Jean-Michel Ruiz ; translated from the French by Laurel Hirsch
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Other Language: Translation of: Maisons & riads du Maroc
Subject Headings: Architecture, Islamic Morocco Architecture, Domestic Morocco
Topical Term: Architecture, Islamic
Architecture, Domestic
LCCN: 2005000277
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