Inside Africa South & West by Frederic Couderc

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Plunge into Africa: South and West We?ve searched far and wide, through Africa's deserts and jungles, cities and wildlife reserves, islands and mountains, to uncover the continent's most inspirational dwellings; our goal was to find the kind of interiors that defy description, and we think the results will definitely leave you speechless. Nestled within these pages you?ll find lush modern homes mingling with mud huts, funky artists? studios, elegant lodges, minimalist houses, ornate traditional homes, townships and much more?all lovingly built and decorated with sensitivity, creativity, craftsmanship, individuality, and sensuality. Inside Africa captures the beauty and diversity of African living. Beautifully bound with an African tribal motif cloth cover Highlights include: ? an ultra-modern home in the sprawling hills overlooking Johannesburg ? Ornately painted Kassena huts on the border between Burkina Faso and Ghana ? an opulent Emir's palace in Nigeria with eye-popping colorful details on the cathedral-like ceilings ? nomads' Moorish tents in the Sahara ? a majestic mansion on a vineyard in South Africa Countries featured: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Togo The photographer: Deidi von Schaewen, who has lived in Paris for thirty years, is a contributor to a range of international periodicals and a film-maker, and has published numerous books. Her publications with TASCHEN include Indian Interiors, Fantasy Worlds, and Gardens of Provence. For Inside Africa, she made fifteen journeys in the space of four years, visiting twenty African countries. The editor: Angelika Taschen studied art history and Germanliterature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, and contemporary art. The authors: After ten years in fashion as a stylist, Laurence Dougier discovered the world of architecture and decoration in South Africa, where she lived for three years. Returning to Paris, she became a journalist and stylist, freelancing for magazines such as A&D, Elle d?coration, and C?t? Sud. After 10 years as reporter around the world for French press, Fr?d?ric Couderc worked for the French television station Canal +. Specialized in Africa, he recently published his first novel, Prince Ebene, the story of a black prince in the court of Louis XIV. He has also contributed to Elle and Elle d?coration magazines.

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