Crafts of Provence
Projects and Inspiration From the South of FranceBook - 2000
Ceramic tiles, fabric prints, rush-seated chairs, metalwork, basketry, carved and painted wood -- Provence has a rich and varied history of craft traditions. Now, in Crafts of Provence, designer Amelia Saint George shows you how to bring Provencal style and artisanry into your home. Arranged by subject -- Fabric, Metalwork, Ceramics, Pigment, Furniture, and Garden -- each chapter begins with local traditions; and throughout, Provencal homes -- from cottages to chateaux -- are explored in a wealth of ravishing color photos. The step-by-step projects are elegantly simple and infused with Provencal style: traditional fabrics worked into lovely linens, curtains, and pillows; chairs and cupboards hand-painted with regional motifs; a table surfaced with tiny color-glazed tiles; garden paths laid with beach stones; pigments in earthy, age-worn colors for walls; an herb garden of lavender and rosemary; woven cloches and supports for climbing plants. A glorious book for all who are drawn to the warmth and beauty of this celebrated region.
Publisher: North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2000
Branch Call Number: 747.24 OVERSIZE
Characteristics: 144 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,29 cm