A tour of the rich architectural and design achievements of Moroccan residential interiors features more than two hundred photographs of palaces, riads, and casbahs, in a historical tribute that offers insight into the region's multicultural influences and the applications of numerous techniques and materials.
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son, Limited."
Decorating with All the Colors, Patterns, and Magic of Morocco
Author: Maryam Montague
Publisher: Artisan Books
In the North African land of Morocco, every dar-dwelling, religious institution, or commercial building is organized around an interior, walled courtyard that provides privacy from the bustle of urban streets and an outdoor space for social interaction and tranquil meditation. Over the course of centuries, ornamental schemes have evolved to incorporate not only native plant life but also intricate water features and patterned tile work known as zellij, all of central significance to the Moroccan culture and climate. Vitally important for providing shade and catching breezes in an arid landscape, Moroccan gardens are designed and cultivated with vibrant color and aromatic plants. Author Achva Benzinberg Stein explores the three main types of gardens—the simple and elegant paved patio form of the ouest ed-dar, the more elaborately planted riyad, and the agdal, an open, cultivated landscape. Striking color photographs, including numerous aerial views, show gardens and courtyards in Marrakech, Fez, and elsewhere.
Courtyards and Gardens
Author: Achva Benzinberg Stein
From the palaces of Fez to the riads of Marrakesh, from the trading posts of Essaouira to the Kasbahs of the south, this book seeks out the most singular living spaces in Morocco, a country blessed with one of the richest architectural heritages in North Africa. Corinne Verner explores the archetypes of the Moroccan built environment in over 200 glorious colour photographs, interspersed with numerous essays exploring a number of related topics, from the decorative arts of Morocco and the concept of the garden as metaphors for paradise to contemporary fashions and developments.
Author: Corinne Verner,Cécile Tréal,Jean-Michel Ruiz
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Nicknamed ‘the rose among the palms’, the thousand-year-old city of Marrakesh is characterised by its pink-coloured pisé architecture and its deeply rooted tradition for gardens and green spaces. The majority of historic sites are inextricable from their gardens – or indeed are historic green spaces: the huge royal orchard pleasure-gardens of the Agdal were described by Monty Don as "of international cultural importance on a par with Versailles or Villa d’Este." Scores of traditional riads and hotels like the Mamounia, created by the French in 1923 on the site of an eighteenth-century royal residence, offer splendid gardens to the visitor. Yves Saint Laurent’s Majorelle garden is an icon of modern garden design. The first book to be published on this fascinating subject, Gardens of Marrakesh champions the city’s relevance today in a world of water scarcity and urban development and explores its green heritage, considering some twenty gardens both from an historic and cultural perspective.
Author: Angelica Gray
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Celebrates the decorative and folk arts of Morocco, depicting rugs, woodwork, pottery, decorative painting, and tilework, and shows how these arts were brought to life in Moroccan homes
Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh
Author: Lisl Dennis,Landt Dennis
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Take a photographic tour of the most popular periods and fashions in interior design and architecture. Each book features the insights of an expert design writer and numerous fine examples of a particular style's architectural elements, period and geographic facets, and distinguishing decorative flourishes. Stunning photography showcases both exterior and interior details to give readers a full understanding of each style. Informative and inspiring, this series presents design writing at its best. A must-have for home design enthusiasts!
Author: Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
Category: House & Home
Herbert Ypma created an innovative approach to interior design in this series of visual sourcebooks for designers, architects, artists, travelers, and everyone interested in home decoration.
Author: Herbert J. M. Ypma
Today's Marrakech is a thriving and trendy destination. Tourists are pouring into the city - Europeans, Americans and Australians thirsting for an exotic getaway. Five-star hotels (Raffles, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons) are currently under development
Author: Elan Fleisher
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
With its intoxicating design mix of Berber, Arab, Spanish and Art Deco styles, Morocco could well be called the birthplace of fusion - and it continues to absorb design influences from the West. In New Moroccan Style, now available in paperback, Susan Sully takes readers on a lavishly illustrated tour through some of Morocco's private homes, stylish resorts and intimate guest-houses. We visit Dar Tamsna, the epitome of Moroccan fusion, and a riad that is a meditation in grey and white. Orientalism reigns in a village in a date palm grove, while an old stone house outside Essaouira has been transformed into a sensually rustic retreat. Sully catalogues both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, to show readers how to introduce the beauty and spirit of Morocco into their home decor. Complementing the houses are recipes and tips for entertaining Moroccan-style, as well as a comprehensive source guide for travellers and shoppers. A treasure trove of ideas and images, here is a treat for the eyes, palate and imagination brought to life by a fresh voice in design.
The Art of Sensual Living
Author: Susan Sully,Jean Cazals,Meryanne Loum-Martin
A growing number of people are interested in buying property in Morocco with its ancient towns, coastal resorts and snowy peaks. This North African kingdom boasts 1,400 miles of coastline, year-round sunshine and an open invitation to foreign investment and has seen a sharp increase in the numbers of house-buyers from abroad over the last four years. Buying a House in Morocco is aimed at anyone seriously considering purchasing a property in Morocco to live in permanently, rent out, or transform to a guesthouse. Extensively researched and informatively written, it will give readers a rich insight into what to expect and how to go about fulfilling their dream for a new home. Morocco offers an enormous range of housing, from the traditional dars and riads of the medina to the villas, new developments and old Moroccan style farmhouses of the countryside. The regional guide also covers the different types of properties to be found in each region, such as: >Swiss-style chalets in Ilfrane >The riads (grand courtyard homes) in Marrakesh >Elaborate Andalusian villas in Tangier >Kasbahs in the Draa Valley In line with the Moroccan government's aim to quadruple tourism to ten million visitors a year by 2010 the appeal to potential home buyers will keep increasing. Approximately $5 billion is being invested in six luxurious coastal resorts including golf courses and luxury villas and on improving the country's infrastructure and accessibility. This spells good news for the letting market, for guesthouse owners and for those who are purchasing homes as an investment.
Author: Abby Aron
Publisher: Vacation Work Publications
Author: Annette Solyst
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
Morocco is an exhilarating combination of vivid sensuality and intense spirituality, an intoxicating blend of cultures. Berber, Arab, French, English, and Spanish: the country's rich mixture of heritages is matched by its geography, which ranges from coast to mountain to desert. This revised edition of Living in Morocco celebrates the indigenous arts of a country at the height of a cultural renaissance. Morocco is known for fine leather and for pottery that dates back a thousand years. Berber rugs are justly famous, and there is a thriving tradition of woodworking, especially in the native thuya wood. Most extraordinary, though, is Morocco's decorative painting and tilework, where, forbidden by religion to depict human figures, craftsmen have developed a vocabulary of pattern and ornament. The book is filled with brightly colored ceilings, decorated courtyards and walls, plaster of Paris carved and painted in intricate geometrics, tiles so small that 150 could fit in a matchbox. Lavishly illustrated chapters on decorative and folk arts alternate with chapters on Moroccan life today. We visit Chaouen in the Rif Mountains (a city only recently open to Westerners), where the town's undulating surfaces are painted a bone-chilling blue-tinted white. We peer into an abandoned kasbah in the Sahara, and absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of the frenzied souk. We take time out in the shady blue-and-pink environs of the Majorelle Gardens, laid out by French painter Jacques Majorelle, and explore the story behind La Mamounia, the famous hotel that has welcomed such guests as Winston Churchill. Most important, we see Morocco's arts brought to life in its homesfrom former harems to traditional Hispano-Moorish houses. Glorious photographs make this a treasure for the armchair traveler, while the documentation of Morocco's houses, arts, and crafts make it an invaluable resource for decorators and designers. Published in hardcover under the title Morocco: Designs from Casablanca to Marrakesh. 346 color photographs.
Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh
A Month in Marrakesh is a celebration of the wonderful tastes and sensational allure of Morocco. Inspired by the diversity of his culturally rich visits to Marrakesh, Andy Harris scoured the maze-like souks for the best flavours, and has produced a wealth of exotic-tasting recipes with fresh ingredients and minimum fuss. You'll be enticed by the delicate sweet pastries such as Khab el ghzal, Muhallabia (milk pudding), the savoury Chicken bistilla or one of the many delicious tagines. Impress your guests with modern Moroccan dishes such as Roast lamb with orange and honey syrup, Spicy squid with harissa yoghurt or Orange flower donuts. Part cookbook, part travelogue, Andy leads you through a spectacular pageant of flavour and colours of the Medina, from the pulsating Djemaa el Fna, to timeless winding alleys and tranquil gardens. David Loftus illustrates the recipes with stunning location photography that will have you smelling the fragrant aromas of the spice market with every turn of the page. A Month in Marrakesh is a sumptuous book that captures the soul of this remarkable and unique city.
A Food Journey to the Heart of Morocco
Author: Andy Harris,David Loftus
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Your guide to Morocco's rich history and culture, bustling souks, soaring minarets, picturesque fishing villages and rustic outposts on the edge of the Sahara, the new edition of Morocco Chic also features a detailed, up-to-date selection of the country's
Author: Françoise Kuijper
Publisher: Didier Millet,Csi
Sebbene sia separato dall&'Europa solo da uno stretto braccio di Mediterraneo, il Marocco non potrebbe essere più lontano. Con i suoi paesaggi desertici, i souk labirintici, la cucina squisita, gli splendidi tessuti e tappeti, i mosaici vivaci, gli odori fragranti, la musica ipnotizzante e l&'accoglienza della sua gente, il Marocco è una delle destinazioni più incantevoli e intriganti. Immergendosi nel mito marocchino, Barbara e René Stoeltie ci presentano una selezione di meravigliose abitazioni per illustrare tutti i tratti caratteristici dello stile di questa terra: da piscine piastrellate di turchese e giardini lussureggianti, fino agli arredi in legno intarsiato e alle fontane di marmo color smeraldo. Più di 500 pagine arricchite da fotografie inedite vi guideranno in un viaggio alla scoperta di oasi esotiche e paradisiache, magari mentre sorseggiate un bel tè alla menta...
Author: Barbara Stoeltie,René Stoeltie
Publisher: Oxford Business Group
Cumin is considered just as important as salt and pepper and is served at the Moroccan meal right alongside them. Author Barbara Sheen treats readers to a scrumptious blend of geography, history, health, daily life, celebrations, and customs of Morocco. Sidebars feature engaging country factoids as well as a number of recipes with easy-to-follow directions. Readers will be enchanted by the bright colors, enticing aromas, and unique flavors of Morocco.
Author: Barbara Sheen
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction