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The Way We Live With the Things We Love

Cliff, Stafford (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Way We Live With the Things We Love
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This latest addition to the The Way We Live... series, The Way We Live with the Things We Love, looks at hundreds of creative and stylish interiors decorated with personalized objects and artifacts. Divided into eight sections, the book showcases Gilles de Chabaneix's incredible eye for detail and knack for photographing telling personal objects displayed in a multitude of places and cultures--from the display of expensive and cherished antiques to the imaginative use of found objects. Chapters include flea-market finds and objects found by serendipitous accident, tribal decorative elements of ethnic art from around the globe, art (prints, sketches, watercolors, and paintings), antiques, religious objects, rustic objects in wood and stone evoking a sense of the countryside, and "kitchenalia" or pre-plastic culinary paraphernalia. Within each section are highly detailed photographs of inspiring interiors that make the book a truly evocative encyclopedia of the art of making the most of what we treasure the most.
Authors: Cliff, Stafford
Title: The way we live with the things we love
Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2009
Characteristics: 255 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Stafford Cliff ; with color photographs by Gilles de Chabaneix
Notes: Includes index
Additional Contributors: Chabaneix, Gilles de Photographer
ISBN: 0847832252
9780847832255
Branch Call Number: 747 C637wL 2009
Subject Headings: House furnishings Interior decoration Collectibles in interior decoration
Topical Term: House furnishings
Interior decoration
Collectibles in interior decoration
LCCN: 2008934691
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How do you display 100 antique mixing bowls or a pile of elephant bones? View possible solutions to such conundrums in this beautifully photographed collection of interiors from around the world.


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Aug 01, 2010
  • mybibliothike rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An inspirational book to get you decorating with well-worn, distressed & recycled objects. My next step now is to start scouring flea markets...

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