Intimate views of Provencal homes. People all over the world are fascinated by Provence. It is the untamed Roman provincia, stretching from the crags of Vaucluse and undulating fields of lavender to fishing villages on the Mediterranean. From the whitewashed buildings of the Camargue to the mighty castles of the troubadour trail, Provence is an authentic mirror of the Mediterranean spirit and joie de vivre. This study is the first to illustrate so many different Provencal interiors. They range from the private apartments of a duchess to a beekeeper's home, from an art collector's stud farm to the brightly painted weekend retreat of a sculptor, from a jolly gypsy wagon to a monastery renovated in minimalist style. Prominent personalities such as Christine Picasso and Ewa Truffaut and the artist, Arman opened their doors to make possible a book, which provides an unmatched, intimate view of Provence, revealing a world behind otherwise closed doors.
The author: Lisa Lovatt-Smith has lived in London, Madrid, and Milan and is now based in Paris. She is also the author of TASCHEN's Morocco Interiors.