The Way We Live: Alfresco (Hardback)
  • The Way We Live: Alfresco (Hardback)

The Way We Live: Alfresco (Hardback)

1 Review Sign in to write a review
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 06/06/2005
  • In stock


  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
This book marries Stafford Cliff's unerring eye with the remarkable photography of Gilles de Chabaneix to present a marvellous portrayal of the delights of living alfresco around the world. A catalogue of opportunities for getting the best out of outdoor lifestyles, the book is organized in the following sections:

Outside the Home is all about reclaiming nature: how we impose ourselves on the areas around our homes, from terraces in Corsica to gardens in Provence, or villas in Tuscany.

Transitional Spaces looks at the more elaborate structures we create for enjoying the outdoors, while still remaining close to the comforts of our homes: verandas, terraces, patios and backyards.

Rooms Outside surveys the many types of building specifically created away from the main home for the enjoyment of an outdoor lifestyle - from garden pavilions in Bali to a summerhouse in Stockholm.

Bringing the Outside In illustrates the many type of found objects in the alfresco world - stones, bones, wood, dried leaves and seed pods - fascinating and original additions to any domestic environment.

Living Outside is a celebration of the ultimate goal of an alfresco lifestyle - the ability to carry out all the activities associated with normal domestic life outside the home. Eating, cooking, sleeping, bathing all seem more exotic and exciting in the open air, as do visits to markets and restaurants, also included in this section.

Every opportunity is taken to make cross-cultural comparisons and connections within the book, so that the whole is effectively a dynamic compilation of solutions for the wonderful alfresco lifestyle.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500512227
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1390 g
Dimensions: 235 x 220 x 30 mm

'Stunning' - Evening Standard
'Sumptuously photographed ... succinct and informative' - Sunday Telegraph
'Beautifully photographed and remarkably well researched ... one of the most intelligent design books on the market' - Daily Express

You may also be interested in...

A History of Pictures
Added to basket
The Interior Design Course
Added to basket
The Origins of the Anglo-Saxons
Added to basket
Spirit of Place
Added to basket
Fashion: The Whole Story
Added to basket
The World According to Karl
Added to basket
Photobox: The Essential Collection
Added to basket
Symbols in Art
Added to basket
Art Day by Day
Added to basket
Spring Cannot be Cancelled
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Modernists & Mavericks
Added to basket
The Fashion Design Course
Added to basket
Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt
Added to basket
Street Photography Now
Added to basket
Frida Kahlo
Added to basket

“great pictures”

great ideas book, wonderful atmospheric pictures of all soprts opf properties and life styles

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 38

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.