The Romance of British Colonial Style
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|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
Alyssa said I wasted my money on this. Ok, so I read the other reviews, and since I'm in love with the style, I bought the book thinking it was going to be beautiful. At worst, I thought, I'll get one or two ideas from it. I got the book, and I couldn't believe my eyes. All the photographs look like they were taken with a 1 megapixal camera, then blown up to page size. I had read in a review that this is a "picture book." Well, there are a lot of photos, but. Great inspiration for British Colonial decor Lovely book with great information and photos. It helped me get a clearer picture of how to blend my favorite things into a British Colonial decorating theme.. A Gorgeous, romantic style of East meets West susan This is the definitive book on british colonial style. It shows the relaxed, romantic, and exotic sense of blending eastern and western styles, cultures, and manners. If you love England at the turn-of-the-century combined with exotic Asia and Africa, you will love this book. The photos are beautiful, with lovely captions and explanations for the style. Even if you don't decorate with this style, you will love it for th
Sepia tones cool the volume and its interior vistas, redolent of comfort sought when the sun shone too fiercely. In this wishful album dedicated to what used to be pretty and can still be, the world of the memsahib is glorified and eulogized. We get glamorous glimpses, for example, of Karen Blixen's old washbasin, her Danish bed and her Kenyan verandah; looks at smoky railways used by the British to "stitch together the Empire;" and an awful lot of wicker furniture, sometimes with 19th-century colonials sitting on it. From Publishers Weekly Romance may be mostly what's left of the colonial era, but what romance can assert, harsher facts may dispute. This gracefully designed picture book, with historical background appended in sentences, may not aim to give a sense of past life lived, and really doesn't. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. But as a visual aid to an escapist id
The Romance of British Colonial Style includes ideas for updating British colonial style to suit today's way of living, as well as a glossary, a bibliography, a filmography, and a source and travel directory. The author of Having Tea and Linens and Lace turns to the enduring design traditions that accompanied British colonists around the world in the 19th century. Full-color photographs.